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Miley Cyrus Says She Hasn't Felt This Connected to Fans Since 'Hannah Montana' Days

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Miley Cyrus attends the Tom Ford AW20 Show at Milk Studios on Feb. 7, 2020 in Hollywood, Calif.

Miley Cyrus jumped on FaceTime with Apple Music's Zane Lowe this week on the 14th anniversary of Hannah Montana's pilot episode, and she assured her fans they're not the only ones missing the good ol' days.

Since the coronavirus pandemic has kept people around the world under quarantine, Cyrus canceled three of her upcoming performances and created a Bright Minded Instagram Live series that's allowed her to connect with fans face-to-face in a different way.

"This is the most at peace and fulfilled that I've been in the last few years," she said during the interview. "I think I miss the safety of being able to be around my family ... but besides actually like what do I miss of the outside world, of going to the studio or whatever, I don't really miss that, because connecting with my fans every day is something that I really have been missing probably since Hannah Montana."

The pop star celebrated the Disney Channel series' anniversary by reuniting with cast member Emily Osment, who played Miley Stewart's best friend Lilly Truscott on the show, on Tuesday's episode of Bright Minded and sweet niblets, it felt like 2006 all over again! Cyrus expressed to Osment how grateful she felt to reconnect with her and reunite "the best friend duo" during a time of government-recommended self-isolation.

"The thing I loved about Hannah Montana was once a week, I would connect, and there would always be a message, and that was at a time where you couldn't do this live, like how you and I are communicating now," the 27-year-old singer told Lowe. "Even you and I just having this chat feels less alone, and I just, I feel like I connected more with the outside world inside than I did on the outside."

Listen to Cyrus' Apple Music interview below.


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