Billy Ray Cyrus Ends Interview After “Very Rude” Divorce Question

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    Billy Ray Cyrus at the CMAS.

    Don’t ask about Billy Ray Cyrus’ achy, breaky heart.

    Miley Cyrus’ dad abruptly walked out on a radio interviewer in Ohio this week after WCOL host Woody Johnson brought up the singer’s recent split from wife Tish.

    “I have to ask you because you are a celebrity and we've all heard,” Johnson said, according to audio posted on WCOL’s website and TMZ.com. “Your marriage is going…”

    “Ahh, man. You know what bud?” Cyrus replied, as the country radio host tried to apologize.

    Woody Johnson. Woody Johnson,” Cyrus said. “God bless America, God bless our troops. Woody Johnson, look at you.”

    “Don’t be mad at me,” Johnson countered.

    “Oh, I ain’t mad at you,” Cyrus replied before storming out, a la French President Nicolas Sarkozy. “Have a good day brother.”

    The musician is later heard saying “it’s very rude” and “[you] should be disgusted” as he exits the studio.

    Johnson wrote on his blog after the interview that he was “taken aback” by Cyrus’ reaction to his divorce question, E! News reported.

    “I mean, it's not like it wasn't public knowledge, for crying out loud,” Johnson wrote. “If he shuts me down, fine. I respectfully moved on, but he did not.”

    News of Cyrus' radio walkout follows his solo appearance this week at the Country Music Awards in Nashville, where the dad of three avoided the press.

    Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus announced last month that they’d pulled the plug on their nearly 17-year marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.

    In a bizarre twist, Poison frontman Bret Michaels took to Fox News this week to shoot down rumors he had an affair with Tish Cyrus or was somehow responsible for the Cyrus breakup.

    Selected Reading: WCOL, TMZ, E!