Miley Cyrus has ignited fears that she may be harming herself after recent photos revealed that the singer's left wrist is covered in a series of cuts.
Thousands of the former Disney star's fans immediately expressed concern via social networking site Twitter after the pictures, which show the 19-year-old walking her Dog, were posted online.
"Miley Ray Cyrus, the beautiful, friendly, talented, successful, singer and actress has began to cut herself... I can't believe it," Harry Styles tweeted.
"I wanna know why miley cyrus would cut her wrists. she has a perfect life and can do anything she wants," Jeannie Detore
"MILEY CYRUS CUT HERSELF :'-( NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO," Denise Potter tweeted.
While a representative for Cyrus denied that the "Party in The USA" singer has been self mutilating, experts say that the recent photos suggest that her wrist cuts may have been self inflicted, according to Hollywood Life.
"Based on the picture alone, those do look like cuts. The location (on non-dominant arm, underside of forearm), the length of the cuts, the lines of the cuts, and the spacing all appear to be self-inflicted injuries," Lori Vann, Lic. Professional Counselor Supervisor in Dallas told HL.
Cyrus has found herself mired in controversy over the last five years in a series of events, which include posing revealingly for Vanity Fair in 2008 in photos that critics slammed as inappropriate. She has also made references to smoking marijuana, which were criticized.
"You know you're a stoner when your friends make you a Bob Marley cake. You know you smoke way too much f****n' weed," Cyrus told guests at her 19th birthday party according to TMZ.
Photos of Cyrus, who is the daughter of country music star Billy Ray Cyrus, smoking from a bong went viral prior to her remarks and quickly prompted a public statement condemning the pictures from her father.