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Miley Cyrus Gets Restraining Order Against Fan

Arizona man believes singer communicates with him through her songs

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Neil Lupin/Redferns
May 25, 2014 7:15 PM ET

Miley Cyrus obtained an emergency restraining order on Friday against a crazed fan from Arizona. The Associate Press reports that the man had been detained earlier this month while trying to meet Cyrus at a property that he believed was owned by the singer. 

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Devon Meek, 24, has been held in a psychiatric hospital since May 16th, when he was arrested by Los Angeles police outside a property he believed was Cyrus'. Meek told the police officers that they should shoot him in the head if he couldn't meet the singer, according to a sworn statement by Detective Rosibel Smith. Smith also said that that the officer who interviewed Meek reported that Meek said he would continue to try to meet Cyrus after he is released from the hospital and "he will continue to go to Ms. Cyrus' residence until Ms. Cyrus accepts him or he dies."

In the court documents filed on Friday, Cyrus' lawyers said that Meek believes Cyrus is communicating with him through her songs. TMZ reports Cyrus' restraining order demands that Meek stay at least 100 yards away from Cyrus at all times.

It's been a rocky spring for Miley Cyrus. The 21-year-old pop star was hospitalized in April and forced to cancel the last dates on her U.S. tour after suffering a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. Earlier that month, her beloved dog Floyd died, leaving her bereft in the midst of her touring schedule. Things seem to have improved more recently with the resumption of her Bangerz tour in Europe, and Cyrus has also been collaborating with the Flaming Lips on a Beatles cover album.

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