NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 12: Singer, actress Miley Cyrus and father, singer Billy Ray Cyrus appear on stage during the 42nd Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 12, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
"Miley. You are a light in a world of darkness," he Tweeted on Thursday, following Miley's abandonment of the site – and over a million followers – earlier in the day. "You were born 'Destiny Hope Cyrus' for a reason. You can't leave everyone now.
"We r countin on u," he concluded.
Miley quit the site after what seemed to be boy drama – her final Tweet read, "FYI Liam [Hemsworth] doesn't have a twitter and he wants ME to delete mine with good reason," referring to her co-star – and possible off-screen romantic interest — in the upcoming film "The Last Song."
However, Billy Ray urged Miley not to let anything stand in the way of her continued Tweeting.
"I understand 'it is true one bad apple spoils the bunch,'" he Tweeted on Thursday night. "But listen to the words of your songs 'Stand… for what ya believe in'…Remember?"
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