She has been left devastated by the death of her beloved dog Floyd, a two-year-old Alaskan Klee Kai who was allegedly killed by a coyote.
And Miley Cyrus is taking her grief public, bringing a huge inflatable likeness of her pet on stage with her for an emotional and tearful performance in Brooklyn on Saturday, which saw her get on her knees as she sang to his memory.
Wearing just a bra, underwear and black and white furry chaps, Miley appeared inconsolable in a video posted by blogger Perez Hilton on his Instagram page.
Hilton wrote: "Miley gets emotional singing to a huge blowup of her recently deceased and beloved dog Flloyd!"
The emotional performance comes after the superstar singer spent most of Friday night and well into the early hours of Saturday on Twitter agonising about her dog's death.
The 21-year-old spent a terrible night wrestling with Floyd's death and the advent of the new pup in her life, posting a cute snap of Moonie playing in one of her bags with the sad message: "So torn. I love having little Moonie cuddle w me and Mary Jane but just don't know if I'm ready to love again."
It followed a slew of increasingly more distraught messages peppered with tearful emoticons that Miley shared with her 17.7 million followers overnight.
At 3.40am the agonised star wrote:
?????? I wanna sleep but all I can do is cry ?????? I never wanna go home to a house where Floyd isnt running & playing ?? how do I get thru this??— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) April 5, 2014
I feel physically sick ?? & I am so emotionally and physically exhausted I feel like I have nothing else to give sweet baby Moonie ??— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) April 5, 2014
Maybe I'm not ready yet.... But being alone won't bring him back to me..... ???????? I'm at a loss I don't know what to do ????????— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) April 5, 2014
I. Want. My. Friend. Back. ??????— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) April 5, 2014
Im trying 2 tweet about it rather than screaming and waking up the entire hotel! I wanna fucking screaaam. Im so fucking angry at the world.— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) April 5, 2014
I wanna go home. But I don't wanna go home to a home with no Floyd ?? 5 am. Can't sleep. Playing Barclays tomorrow. guide me rainbow Floyd ??— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) April 5, 2014
So torn. I love having little Moonie cuddle w me and Mary Jane ?? but just don't know if I'm ready to love again ?? pic.twitter.com/F6OxiXXepi— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) April 5, 2014
While her well-meaning mother Tish tried to distract her by buying her a new dog, it didn't seem to work.
On Saturday afternoon the distressed star was seen leaving her hotel in the Tribeca neighbourhood of New York in tears as she clutched little Moonie, who was warmly wrapped in a black blanket.
- Daily Mail