Billy Ray Cyrus is keeping a bedside vigil for his elderly mother after she was hospitalised over the Easter weekend (07-08Apr12).
The country star took to his page on Easter Sunday (08Apr12) to ask followers to pray for his beloved mum Ruth Ann Casto as she battles ill health.
He tweeted, "Please say a prayer for my Mom Ruthie. She is in critical care at the hospital this morning. On my way to be with her. God bless you all."
The Achy Breaky Heart singer also posted a photo of himself with singer/actress daughter Miley riding a motorcycle, adding, "Before the news of (mother's illness)... Thank U (sic) all for your kind loving heartfelt prayers!"
On Monday (09Apr12), he told fans his mum is still fighting to get better, writing, "Ruthie Alert: Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We are not out of the woods yet."