'Glee' star Cory Monteith checks into rehab
CORY Monteith has been written out of 'Glee's season finale after checking into rehab.
The 30-year-old actor - who plays Finn Hudson in the comedy-drama show "voluntarily" admitted himself into a facility for "substance addiction" and show bosses have decided to write him out of the finale with his absence explained.
Twentieth Century Fox, which makes 'Glee' has also come out in support for his recent ordeal, releasing a statement saying: "Cory is a beloved member of the 'Glee' family and we fully support his decision to seek treatment. Everyone at the show wishes him well and looks forward to his return."
A spokesperson for Cory revealed the actor - who is dating his co-star Lea Michele - had taken steps to deal with his addiction by voluntarily admitting himself to a treatment facility.
The representative said: "[Cory] 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."
Lea has vowed to stand by the hunk during his time in rehab and admitted she is "grateful and proud" of him for checking into the facility.
She added: "I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision."
Cory previously revealed he entered rehab when he was just 19 years old and encouraged others to seek help.
Speaking in an interview in 2011, he said: "I don't want kids to think it's OK to drop out of school and get high, and they'll be famous actors, too.
"But for those people who might give up: Get real about what you want and go after it."
Glee creator Ryan Murphy is impressed with Cory's brave decision.
He tweeted: "I am so proud of Cory Monteith and love and support him 100 percent."
Cory's co-stars also added their support with Kevin McHale writing "Love you, Cory. So proud of you," and Jenna Ushkowitz tweeting: "Sending lots of love and light to Cory. We love you."
Chris Colfer tweeted, "Anyone who helps themselves is a hero in my book."
Meanwhile Dot Marie Jones called Cory "the sweetest man" and warned people not to judge others.
She wrote: "We are - and always will be - here for you. I love you always. Stay strong. You never know what someone is dealing with in their personal life. Don't pass judgement."