ended up in therapy because of the criticism she received as a child star.
The 30-year-old singer achieved global fame in her early teens when she .
The show followed the adventures of a schoolgirl living a double life as a famous pop star and propelled Miley to international stardom.
But it’s only in recent years that the singer has dealt with the ‘painful memories’ that early fame left her with.
‘When I look back at the criticism I received as a child, it has only been these last few years that I have understood just how wrong that was,’ she said.
According to , the star added: ‘I am a great believer in therapy to help heal painful memories and I am in a good place – but the reality is, it should never have happened!’
Miley – whose sitcom ran from 2006 until 2011 – infamously shed her child star image with a sexually-charged s.
The A-lister insisted that the career move was nothing to do with attention and more that she had to ‘prove’ that she was her ‘own person’ away from the character she had played.
Asked to give advice to others in showbusiness, the Jaded hitmaker insisted it’s never a good idea for industry peers to search themselves online as she likened the dangers of the internet to that of addictive substances.
‘Don’t Google yourself – I am being totally serious, don’t Google yourself!
‘People are so ready to talk about the dangers of drink and drugs for your people in the industry – but there isn’t enough warning about the internet. It can be a truly toxic place!’
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Miley’s reps for comment.