April 1, 2013

Glee Star Cory Monteith Enters Rehab For Addiction Treatment

Glee star Cory Monteith is seeking treatment for his substance abuse problem. A rep for the Monteith, 30, confirms the actor recently entered a treatment facility “voluntarily.”

"He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery,” the rep added.

No other details, including where Monteith is in treatment, have been released.

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

Monteith’s Glee costar and real life girlfriend Lea Michele released a statement saying she “will stand by him through this.” "I am grateful and proud he made this decision,” she tells People magazine.

This is not the first time Monteith has spoken publicly about his addiction problem. In 2011, he told Parade magazine that he became addicted to drugs as a teenager in high school. He dropped out of school at 16 and did any kind of drug he could find. After his family staged an intervention, he entered rehab for the first time at the age of 19. "I did the stint but then went back to doing exactly what I left off doing,” he admitted.

Monteith finally got sober after he was caught stealing money from a family member. “It was a cry for help,” he told Parade of the incident.
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