Miley Cyrus has reflected on the Malibu house fire that ripped through her home, saying it gave her a new voice.
The ‘Midnight Sky’ singer, 27, revealed in an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast that her voice “changed” due to the traumatic incident in 2018.
“It’s coming out in a whole other way,” Cyrus said of her singing voice. “You know, I look at things different. I’m very different, and honestly, my voice changed a lot after the fire. “I could sing better after the fire. It was almost like it unleashed something.”
Rogan replied by asking if the “pain” brought on by the fire contributed to her new voice.
“Yeah, maybe that’s what it is, maybe I earned it,” she said. “Because I noticed that my voice got better as I had trauma.”
In 2018, Cyrus lost her Malibu home that she shared with her ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth, 30. She was in South Africa filming an episode of Black Mirror at the time.
In an interview with Vanity Fair in 2019, Cyrus discussed the ordeal.
“I’ll never be happy that all those memories and pictures and things that I’ve loved are gone,” she said. “But to have an experience like this — I find myself feeling more connected to being human again.”
Cyrus was engaged to Hemsworth in 2012 and they married in December 2018. The couple were on-again, off-again for 10 years before ultimately divorcing in August 2019.
Cyrus touched on their highly publicized breakup in her interview with Rogan.
“What really sucked about it wasn’t the fact that me and someone that I loved realized that we don’t love each other the way that we used to anymore,” she said. “That’s OK, I can accept that. I can’t accept the villainizing and just all those stories.”
Since splitting from Hemsworth, she had a brief romance with Kaitlynn Carter, 31. Cyrus went on to date her longtime friend Cody Simpson, but the pair broke up in July after 10 months of dating.