Miley Cyrus says she 'can't' tour any longer: 'It's so isolating'

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Miley Cyrus' touring days may be a thing of the past.

The "Flowers" singer, 30, said she "can't" tour in an interview for the June cover of British Vogue. Her last global endeavor was her 2014 Bangerz tour, which included more than 70 shows across North America, Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand.

Cyrus added that she "not only 'can't' tour," she doesn't want to. "Do I want to live my life for anyone else’s pleasure or fulfillment other than my own?"

The pop star played five music festival dates last year and has otherwise performed publicly since her Bangerz tour, including a tribute concert for Taylor Hawkins last fall, as musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" in 2021, a Grammys performance with Dolly Parton in 2019 and more.

However, she did not undertake a traditional album tour in support of "Younger Now," "Plastic Hearts" or her latest, "Endless Summer Vacation."

Miley Cyrus explained why she doesn't plan to tour any time soon.
Miley Cyrus explained why she doesn't plan to tour any time soon.

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Cyrus told British Vogue she enjoys performing for her friends, but "singing for hundreds of thousands of people isn’t really the thing that I love."

"There's no connection. There's no safety," she added. "It’s also not natural. It's so isolating because if you're in front of 100,000 people, then you are alone."

But don't get it twisted. While tour life may feel isolating, Cyrus' connection to her fans remains the same. In an Instagram post Wednesday, the "River" singer explained her previous comments on not touring anymore.

“For clarity I feel connected to my fans NOW more than ever,” Cyrus wrote. “Even if I don’t see them face to face every night at a concert, my fans are felt deeply in my heart. I'm constantly creating and innovating new ways that I can stay connected to the audience I love – without sacrificing my own essentials.”

Cyrus added that while her performances have "been some of the best days of my life," the rough logistics of touring – sleeping on a bus and packing up her "archival" fashion – are less than ideal. “This has nothing to do with a lack of appreciation for the fans (and) everything to do with I simply don’t want to get ready in a locker room,” she wrote.

“It isn’t what’s best for me right NOW, (and) if you’ve been following my career you know that I always change and the way I feel about that could too,” Cyrus concluded. “Love you forever, I’m just on my Endless Summer Vacation.”

In general, Cyrus seems to hint at increasingly stepping out of the spotlight.

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The "Midnight Sky" singer suffers from chronic pain and inflammation, which she said flares up after too much stimuli. After releasing her latest album, she attended several industry events and noticed her "adrenals had been kind of drained."

"I was in a lot of pain," Cyrus told British Vogue. "I was kind of back into the pop star thing and I noticed I had this flare-up."

These days, she said, "You’re more likely to catch me and my friends literally walking through rose gardens or going to a museum. It's not about being self-serious. I’m just evolved."

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Miley Cyrus won't tour again, even for Endless Summer Vacation'