Having a famous troubled daughter of his own, the father of Lindsay feels he and Billy have 'the same exact situations, scrutiny [and] pain.'
Following Billy Ray Cyrus' GQ interview which talked about how fame tore his family apart and how he's scared for his famous daughter Miley Cyrus, Michael Lohan who is the father of troubled songstress Lindsay Lohan wrote an open letter to the country music singer. Papa Lohan sends his support and sympathy for Billy through the lengthy note.
"Oh My God! Am I seeing and reliving almost the same exact situations, scrutiny, pain and willingness to sacrifice yourself, for the sake of your family?" he began. "As hard and frustrating as it is, believe me when I say, it's a road worth traveled. Even if it may have its bumps and grinds along the way. As I was raised, there is nothing like the love a man has for his family nor is there any length he will go to save or protect them."
Miley was recently hit with criticism due to her new racy image, and her bong-smoking incident. "The damn show destroyed my family," Billy confessed. "I'm scared for her (Miley). She's got a lot of people around her that's putting her in a great deal of danger (sic). I want to get her sheltered from the storm."
Lindsay, meanwhile, has repeatedly caught herself in a trouble with law. The "Mean Girls" star was ordered to complete a three-month treatment program last year for breaching her probation stemming from a 2007 DUI arrest. Now, she is in the middle of court battle for jewelery theft case.
Speaking of what disturbed him the most when seeing his daughter, Michael stated on the letter sent to Radar Online, "The hardest part is, experiencing the pain that comes from the resistance of the very one(s) you are trying to save. The one(s) you love so much, and are willing to die for, are too blinded by the 'bright light' and people who use our loved one(s) while everyone thinks you are supposed to sit back and pretend it goes unseen."
"When I look at what you are going through, I am forced to see myself. Two men who know what divorce and alienation, have done to our families. Why I ask, if it so hard for our wives, children and even the public, to see that all we are trying to do, is to be there for our family and try to make things right? Isn't it clear that the answer is so easy but the people who don't matter, make it so hard?"
"While all we want is our family and normal lives back, others forsake that for so much more. Why is it that people don't put themselves in or (sic) shoes? And say to themselves, 'How would I feel if that was happening to me?' The sad part is, they don't and they probably never will. But that doesn't mean that men like you and I should ever give up."