The source's comments come less than a week after a US tabloid report claimed the former Disney star— who recently copped backlash for her "mullet" style haircut— has secretly been "shipped off to rehab".
“Miley’s loved ones staged an intervention,” an unnamed source shockingly dished to American publication, GLOBE. “She’s been off the rails now for so long, and something very serious had to be done because Miley’s spiralling into dangerous territory with this crazy behaviour."
As per the article, the pop sensation's recent admission to hospital for surgical repair of her vocal cords was a "cover-up" for her "to drop out of sight and work on her issues and addiction problems." Hence why the "burnt out" star is rarely posting photos on social media.
“The trouble is that she’s so insecure, and the moment she’s not the centre of attention she acts out to try and stay relevant,” the source continued. “That means partying and pulling these crazy stunts to get everyone’s attention, and it’s ultimately all caught up with her.
“She’s totally burnt out.”
While little is known about Miley's reported stint in "rehab", the publication said her former sister-in-law Elsa Pataky's recent comments about Liam Hemsworth "deserving better" could've tipped her over the edge. During a press conference in Madrid, the Spanish model— who is married to Liam's older brother Chris Hemsworth— unexpectedly put Miley on blast, slamming her for the way she treated her ex-husband.
"My brother-in-law, well… after a relationship that you've dedicated ten years to, he's a little bit down, but he's coping well, he's a strong boy and he deserves the best," the 43-year-old said, according to Hola! magazine. "I think he deserves much better."
Although she made it abundantly clear she no longer has a relationship with Miley, she's since refused to discuss the matter any further.
During her appearance on Sunrise last week, Elsa politely shut down Natalie Barr's question about Liam and Miley's strained dynamic, saying: "Look, Liam is doing great. But I prefer not to talk about his private life. He is the one that has to talk about it.
"But he is getting happier and he has his family to just go and stay with, his brothers and best friend. So that's good, and he spent some time with us."