Monteith's Substance Abuse Resurfaces
Easter wasn't so cheery for this Glee star.
We've got heartbreaking news for you, Gleeks: It looks like Cory Monteith has fallen off the wagon.
According to People, the Glee star checked into rehab over the weekend. The actor, who plays Finn Hudson on everyone's favorite musical dramedy, had his rep issue a statement to People.
Apparently, he "has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction," the statement said. "He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery."
This isn't Monteith's first problem with substance abuse. The 30-year-old has spoken before about his stint in rehab when he was 19. When he opened up about past issues with substance abuse, the actor said he wanted to share his struggles with the world in order to help others.
"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 said previously. "But for those people who might give up: Get real about what you want and go after it."
There's no word on where Monteith will be doing his rehabilitation or what substances are an issue for the young actor. During a 2011 interview with Parade, though, he said he wasn't very picky.
"Anything and everything, as much as possible," he told the magazine. "I had a serious problem."
Hopefully, his addiction won't harm his reported relationship with Glee co-star Lea Michelle. Problems in that area seem unlikely, since earlier this afternoon the actress tweeted, "Feeling so grateful today." Sounds like she's glad her boy has realized he has a problem, again, and will be seeking the help he needs.
We've got our fingers crossed for a full recovery, this time free from any relapses.
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