People.com Entertainment Music Miley Cyrus' Mom Tish Reveals She Began Smoking Marijuana at 42 After Traumatic Moment on Tour "I was so against it. Like, never in my life had I ever smoked until I was 42," says the mom of five said By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 24, 2021 08:47 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Tish Cyrus is opening up about her decision to start smoking marijuana at 42. Miley Cyrus' mom, 53, revealed on Wednesday that following a traumatic experience she decided to take up smoking. "I was so against it. Like, never in my life had I ever smoked until I was 42," she said on E!'s Daily Pop while promoting her podcast with daughter Brandi Cyrus, Sorry We're Stoned by Audio Up Media and HopeTown Entertainment.. "But, I was on tour with Miley and she had gone on — we were going from like, Houston to New Orleans — and I stayed behind to meet up with friends and on the way to New Orleans our bus caught on fire." Tish (left) and Miley Cyrus. Kevin Mazur/Getty She recounted how the bus burned down "within three minutes" as she and daughter Noah Cyrus, 21, got to safety. "I had gone back to go to bed and all of a sudden I heard this huge noise, which I thought could've been a gunshot," she said. "It was the tire blowing on the bus." After the driver pulled over, he informed her that the bus had caught fire. Tish sprung into action to get Noah and the tour manager off, just in time to watch the vehicle burn to the ground. Miley Cyrus Says It Would Have to Be a 'Cold Day in Hell' for Her to Relapse on Drugs "Somebody gave me an Ambien, which I hated," she explained of her subsequent sleepless nights. "That's actually how I started smoking. Miley said, 'Mom, why are you putting a chemical in your body that makes you feel so bad the next day?'" Miley (L) and Tish Cyrus in Miley’s music video for “Mother’s Daughter”. Tish said that marijuana "really did help" her sleep, as she opened up about her cannabis routine, "I don't do that in the mornings." Meanwhile, Brandi, 33, admitted, "So, she's on it and I'm not, which is the funny thing." "I honestly am shocked about how open she's been about all this," the oldest Cyrus child said. "Because for us, for the family, we are around her all the time when she is smoking, and she's so great. And we're like, 'The people need to see this. This is too good.' So, I'm just so proud of her for finally owning it, opening up, and being so cool about it." And although Miley, 28, has been known to partake in the past, Tish noted, "The funny thing is Miley, she doesn't anymore at all. She's completely sober. She doesn't smoke, nothing." RELATED VIDEO: Miley Cyrus Rescues New Dog Angel After Death of Her Pit Bull Mix: 'Head Over Heels in Love' The Plastic Hearts artist revealed in the January 2021 cover story for Rolling Stone that she briefly "fell off" the wagon, drinking during the pandemic. "[I] haven't done drugs in years," she clarified. "Honestly, I never try to, again, be a fortune-teller. I try to not be naive. Things f—ing happen. But from sitting here with you right now, I would say it would have to be a cold day in hell for me to relapse on drugs."