‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith checks into rehab

Cory Monteith attended the NHL game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Los Angeles Kings on March 23 in Los Angeles with girlfriend Lea Michele.
Cory Monteith attended the NHL game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Los Angeles Kings on March 23 in Los Angeles with girlfriend Lea Michele.

“Glee” star Cory Monteith, 30, has “voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility” his representative told People magazine. The reason for the rehab stay is unspecified. He reportedly checked in Monday morning.

Monteith, 30, plays Finn Hudson on the hit Fox series. His girlfriend and costar on the series, Lea Michele, 26,  gave the following quote to People: “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”

Monteith has struggled with substance abuse in the past.  In a 2011 interview with Parade magazine, Monteith admitted to a rehab stay when he was just 19.  “I burned a lot of bridges,” he said. “I was out of control.” At the time, he said he had a “serious problem” and was using “anything and everything, as much as possible.”  Monteith spent his teen years attending up to 12 different schools, including alternative programs for troubled teens.

“I don’t want kids to think it’s okay to drop out of school and get high, and they’ll be famous actors, too,” he told Parade. “But for those people who might give up: Get real about what you want and go after it.”

“Glee” is currently filming their latest season and has two more episodes left to shoot. Deadline Hollywood reports that filming will continue and Finn’s absence will be explained through plot lines.

“Cory is a beloved member of the ‘Glee’ family and we fully support his decision to seek treatment,” Fox said in a statement. “Everyone at the show wishes him well and looks forward to his return.”



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