Miley Cyrus Says Head Injury as a Child May Be Responsible for Her 'Identity' | 22 Words

In her most recent interview, Miley Cyrus has claimed that a traumatic head injury as a small child may be responsible for "her identity."

Keep on reading to see what she had to say...

Miley Cyrus...

Perhaps the most unpredictable person in Hollywood?

Miley has cemented herself as a quirky individual, to say the least...

But now, she has spoken out about the thing that is perhaps responsible for her unconventional identity today.

Now, Miley first made an appearance on our screens as Hannah Montana on the popular Disney show.

The then thirteen-year-old starred alongside her country singer dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, in the hit show Hannah Montana, which debuted in 2006. The star played a grade-school student who lives a double life as an international pop star.

The series had a 4-year run...

Until much to fan's disappointment, filming stopped in late 2010.

Miley also starred in the film version of the show...

Just a year before the hit Disney show came to an end, the show took to the box office, seeing Cyrus star alongside her Hannah Montana cast in Hannah Montana: The Movie.

After becoming a teen sensation, the singer quickly showed signs that she wanted to move on from her teenage Disney persona.

Following her Disney stardom, the star featured in a Vanity Fair photo-shoot which some accused of being "provocative" - the first sign that the star was becoming restless in her Hannah Montana role. At the time, she issued an apology for the controversial shoot.

But she recently retracted her apology for the controversial Vanity shoot...

In 2018, a decade on from the photo-shoot, the singer took to Twitter to say that she's no longer sorry about the shoot.

Following her Disney fame, the star has enjoyed a successful music career.

Miley released 2 albums while starring in Hannah Montana - producing several singles, including the popular 2009 hits "Party in the U.S.A.," and "The Climb".

In the same year that we waved goodbye to Hannah Montana, the star began her on-off relationship with Liam Hemsworth.

The 2 first met on the set of Nicholas Sparks's film, The Last Song, in 2009, where they starred opposite each other as love interests.

They were on and off for years...

And one of their longest break-up periods in 2013 brought on Miley's infamous Bangerz era. Who could forget?!

It was definitely clear from this era that Miley's Disney days were behind her...

Bangerz showed us a completely different side to the then twenty-one-year-old. As well as for her new hair cut and controversial music videos around this time, the star attracted headlines for her rebellious antics, too.

From smoking marijuana to getting tatted up, Miley was hot tabloid news...

And many dubbed her as just another Disney star who had gone off the rails.

There's no denying that she had gone off the rails...

And fans started to get seriously worried for the star following her around-the-clock antics.

In 2018, the unpredictable singer finally got back together with Liam...

But in typical Miley Cyrus fashion, it wasn't meant to be.

We all know how that ended.

They may have been one of Hollywood's most high profile couples, but just 8 months after tying the knot, the pair called it quits.

And as we all know...

Miley moved on very quickly to start dating old flame Cody Simpson.

Miley wasn't afraid of showing off her new, and very hot, romance...

And even though it was a clear dig at her now ex-husband, fans were living for it.

Miley claimed that she was "happier than ever" with Cody...

And even though it has been reported that the pair have called it quits after almost 2 years of dating, it seems that Miley is finally finding peace within herself.

The singer recently opened up about how she is currently 6 months sober.

Speaking with Variety, she explained that her new-found sobriety has come following some vocal surgery she had earlier in the year.

"It's really hard because especially being young, there's that stigma of 'you're no fun'. It's like, 'honey, you can call me a lot of things, but I know that I'm fun'. The thing that I love about it is waking up 100 percent... 100 percent of the time. I don't want to wake up feeling groggy. I want to wake up feeling ready."

The singer seems to be doing better than ever!

But in her latest interview, Miley opened up about a traumatic incident that could explain her "identity."

The star appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast earlier this week...

And whilst discussing things such as her recent surgery and her upcoming ventures, she decided to mention the time her dad, Billy Ray, dropped her as a baby.

She was just 2-years-old when the accident happened.

"It's bad," Miley began after Joe asked her to detail the incident. "My dad had me - this is really bad, but he can't go to jail, I don't think, because it's a long enough time away - He had me in a baby backpack and I was on a dirt bike with my dad. And he was riding and a tree had fallen and he ducked. I didn't and I hit my head on the tree."

Miley then went on to say that the incident explains "a lot."

"It was bad," she added. "So that's what's wrong. Everyone’s asked me that for years. Maybe it knocked me into this identity or something. When I get really overwhelmed I also have a tendency when I know something's really stupid, I just gotta try it, to know that it's stupid. Which makes it stupid because I already knew about it."

Miley then joked:

"I've given him an award for worst dad ever." Ouch.

You can watch the full interview here:

And for more on Miley, keep on reading to see how different Liam Hemsworth is one year after their final break-up...