Miley Cyrus recounts experiencing a terrifying lightning strike on her tour plane during NBC talk show appearance

During an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Miley Cyrus recounted the frightening experience of being on a tour plane that was struck by lightning while flying over South America. The singer, who was dressed in a pink dress and had blonde hair with brunette tips, revealed that she was so terrified that she was crying while sitting in her mother’s lap, convinced that seat belts would be of little help. The incident occurred in March while she was en route to her next show and left a lasting impression on her.

Really scary: Miley Cyrus shared details of the lighting strike that hit her tour plane when she was flying over South American on Monday's episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers

During a recent episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, Miley Cyrus recounted a terrifying experience when her tour plane was struck by lightning while flying over South America. The incident forced the plane to make an emergency landing, leaving Miley and her bandmates stranded in the middle of a forest with floods surrounding their intended destination. Despite the canceled show and hazardous conditions, Miley’s bandmates still suggested they try to make it to the venue. However, Miley wisely opted to head straight to Brazil where they had a gig lined up a few days later.

Mother's lap: 'I was in my mom's lap because I was pretty sure it didn't matter about the seat belts at this point….crying because I was scared,' Miley, 29, said referencing her mother Tish

As a child, Miley sought comfort in her mother’s embrace during car rides. She recalls feeling safe and secure in her mom’s lap, even though seat belts were not a concern at the time. The 29-year-old singer affectionately mentions her mother, Tish, as the one who provided her with solace during those scary moments.

According to Miley, they all experienced some level of trauma. However, she also revealed that she has been invited to host another NBC New Year’s Eve special. Miley also mentioned that she is typically a laid-back person but enjoys having set plans for New Year’s Eve as it gives her a sense of structure.

Emergency landing: 'We had to do this emergency landing and we were in the middle of South America and I was actually on my way to a show, which by that point had been flooded and canceled,' Miley said

During an interview, Miley shared about her experience with an emergency landing in South America while on her way to a concert that had been canceled due to flooding. She expressed her determination to keep her cool for her upcoming New Year’s performance on live television, as there were times in the past where it was uncertain if she would be allowed on air. Miley also mentioned how her wild twerking phase resulted in fewer opportunities for live TV appearances. When asked about working with Pete Davidson, who she co-hosted the New Year’s special with previously, Miley gave her thoughts.

Former twerker: 'I wasn't asked to do a lot of live TV,' Miley said in reference to her wild twerking days

Miley Cyrus, a former twerker, mentioned that during her wild twerking days, she didn’t get many opportunities to perform live on TV. Speaking about her nervousness before a show, she revealed that the host kept joking about not showing up, which made her anxious. However, he did an excellent job when he finally appeared. During an interview with Seth, Miley talked about her T-Mobile Super Bowl ad featuring her famous godmother, Dolly Parton, who is 76 years old. She said it was fantastic to work with her, but the irony was that Dolly still preferred to communicate through fax rather than phones.

Famous godmother: Seth also questioned Miley about her T-Mobile Super Bowl commercial with her godmother Dolly Parton, 76

During an interview with Seth, Miley Cyrus talked about her T-Mobile Super Bowl commercial featuring her godmother, Dolly Parton, who still uses a fax machine. She explained that after Dolly faxes something, someone scans it and puts it into a text message before sending it to her. Miley also shared how Dolly created a demo for her using a cassette tape, which was then voice-recorded onto a flip phone and finally transferred to an iPhone before being sent to her. Seth also brought up Miley’s performance of Dolly’s song ‘Light of a Clear Blue Morning’ on Saturday Night Live and learned that it was a last-minute decision by the show’s executive producer, Lorne Michaels. Miley received praise from Dolly in the form of a fax after her performance.

Fax machine: 'We do use the phone but she does a fax, and then someone scans the fax and then they put it into a text message and that gets sent to me,' Miley explained

Miley Cyrus revealed that Dolly Parton prefers to communicate via fax, explaining that Dolly sends a fax which is then scanned and converted into a text message. According to Miley, Dolly loves the personalized touch of this method and wants her fans to infuse their own style into her music, rather than simply copying it. Miley also expressed her admiration for Dolly, stating that she is the most loved person in the world and has left an indelible mark on the music industry. The interview took place during Miley’s promotional tour for her new live album, Attention: Miley Live, which features a set list created by her fans.

Live album: Miley appeared on the show to promote her new live album Attention: Miley Live

Miley Cyrus made an appearance on a talk show to promote her latest live album, Attention: Miley Live. During the interview, she acknowledged how it has been difficult for everyone to adjust to connecting with each other again after the two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. She hopes that her music will bring hope and joy to her fans and help her feel more comfortable in this new normal. Miley also shared that she gives back through her Happy Hippie foundation, which fights for the freedom of expression and identity for all individuals, regardless of how they identify. As someone who has had a supportive family, Miley feels fortunate and wants to fight against injustices towards those who do not have the same privilege.

Philanthropic efforts: For Miley, the album wasn't her only way of giving back but she also does so through her Happy Hippie foundation

Miley Cyrus is not just making a difference through her album but also through her charitable foundation, Happy Hippie. Her philanthropic efforts go beyond her music and aim to make a positive impact in the world.

Warm welcome: The pop star received a warm welcome as she took the stage

The moment the pop star stepped on stage, she was greeted with a warm welcome from her fans. Miley expressed that being authentic to herself is important to her because relatability stems from identifying with similar struggles. Despite having a different experience, she still connects with her audience on that level. Miley also expressed her love for performing as it fulfills her. For those who haven’t heard, Miley Live was released on April 1st under Columbia Records.

Fulfilling work: 'I love it. It fulfills me,' Miley said of her foundation's work

Miley expressed her love for the work her foundation does, stating that it brings her a sense of fulfillment.

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