Miley Cyrus has decided to step away from touring because she doesn’t want to “sleep on a moving bus.”
The 30-year-old pop star worried fans this week when she apparently ruled out doing any more arena tours in an interview with British magazine Vogue – insisting that life on the road is “isolating and singing for thousands of people ‘doesn’t come naturally’ – but she has now spoken out to clarify her comments and assure her followers that she values her relationship with them.
In an Instagram post, Miley explained, “For clarity, I feel more connected than ever to my fans NOW. When I win, we win.
“Even though I don’t see them face-to-face every night at a concert, my fans feel deep in my heart. I’m constantly creating and innovating new ways to stay connected to the audience I love – without sacrificing my own essentials.
“Playing for you was one of the best days of my life and we will continue this journey together as we have for the past two decades.
“It has nothing to do with a lack of appreciation for the fans and everything to do with the fact that I just don’t want to get ready in a locker room. That’s the reality of life on the road.”
She added, “These looks I shot” don’t travel well. Archival looks don’t bend. I don’t want to sleep on a moving bus. It’s not the best for me right now and if you’ve followed my career you know I’m always changing how I feel about it too.”
She signed off, writing, “I love you forever, I’m just on my endless summer vacation.”
Miley previously opened up about her decision to step away from live shows in her interview with Vogue, in which she said, “After the last [headline arena] show I did, I kind of looked at it as more of a question. And I can’t. Not only I can’t, because I can’t, it’s your ability, but it’s my desire. Do I want to live my life for the pleasure or fulfillment of someone other than my own?
“Like singing for hundreds of thousands of people isn’t really the thing I like. There’s no connection. There’s no security. It’s also not natural. It’s so isolating because if you’re in front of 100,000 people, you’re on your own.”
The last run in the “Wrecking Ball” hitmaker’s arena was the 2015 “Bangerz Tour”.