‘Glee’ Star Corey Monteith Checks Into Rehab
Glee star, Corey Monteith has voluntarily checked himself into rehab for “substance abuse.”
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30-year-old Monteith told Parade Magazine he had struggled with alcohol and drug abuse since the young age of 13, eventually dropping out of school at 16.
Monteith’s girlfriend and Glee co-star, Lea Michele spoke out on the issue releasing this public statement:
“I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this,” Michele told People Magazine. “I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”
A rep for Monteith confirmed his decision to enter rehab: ”[Monteith] has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction. He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery.”
“Glee” creator Ryan also shared his thoughts on Twitter Monday, saying:
I am so proud of Cory Monteith and love and support him 100%.
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) April 1, 2013