Glee’sCory Monteith has entered rehab for substance abuse. Per his rep, Monteith, 30, announced that he’s getting help for substance abuse, which dates back to his days as a teenager.
Monteith’s representative has released a statement on behalf of the Glee regular, stating that the actor “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.”
Back in 2011, Cory opened up about his problems with substance abuse. The actor admitted that he entered rehab at the age of 19 to aid in his help to end his problem.
The actor, who spent his time as a teen binge drinking and using drugs, went on to say, “I’m lucky on so many counts –- I’m lucky to be alive. I stole a significant amount of money from a family member. I knew I was going to get caught, but I was so desperate I didn’t care.”
As for the actor’s support system, girlfriend and Glee co-star Lea Michele seems to be behind Monteith one-hundred percent. “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”
Cory and Lea have been dating for a little over a year now. Last April the two took their romance public, as they were spotted strolling around in Los Angeles together. Since then the two have enjoyed vacations together and even a getaway to Monteith’s hometown in Vancouver. Their last appearance together was last week at a Los Angeles Kings game.
Throughout his time in the spotlight, Monteith has been very vocal about his substance abuse problems. Michele has even been quite vocal about how much she admires Cory saying, “He really, really inspires me, and he motivates me and I think he’s just so talented.”
As for his status on Glee, the Fox show is said to wrap after another two episodes. A producer the show released a statement via Deadline on Cory’s decision: “Cory is a beloved member of the Glee family and we fully support his decision to seek treatment.”
Best wishes for a safe recovery.