Fans of the hit show had their world disrupted Thursday when the young star, who portrays beloved character, Kurt Hummel, seemed to tweet a major announcement.
Followers of the 24-year-old star’s verified Twitter account saw this message appear out of the blue: “Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly … “
Gasps were heard from Gleeks everywhere in response, likely including from Colfer himself.
It turns out the California-born actor’s account was hacked, and the supposed Glee update was nothing more than a hoax (an ice-cold slushy to the face, if you will) played on faithful fans.
“It appears his Twitter was hacked,” Colfer’s rep, sent to explain the hullabaloo to People later that same day, stated. “He’s on a flight and he will be returning next season. Fans, don’t worry.”
In a statement, Fox, the network which broadcasts Glee, also shared, “We’ve been alerted that Chris Colfer’s Twitter account has been hacked. Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.”
Thus far, the young singing star at the center of the hacking drama hasn’t yet addressed the issue at hand. While the original faux tweet has been removed, Colfer’s most recent message remains a tweet talking about his The Land of Stories books with the highly-enthusiastic Brooke Lipton, who has worked on Glee in choreography.
Take a look:
@brookelipton haha! Deal! And maybe some break-dancing trolls too!
— Chris Colfer (@chriscolfer) July 3, 2014