Cory Monteith is in rehab. Read what girlfriend Lea Michele said.
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Cory Monteith checked into rehab for substance addiction.
His rep tells People.com, "Cory Monteith 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."
This isn't Cory's first struggle with addiction, as he told Parade magazine in 2011 that he went to rehab when he was 19, saying, "I'm lucky on so many counts--I'm lucky to be alive," adding that his drug abuse was "anything and everything, as much as possible. I had a serious problem."
He noted at the time, "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. But for those people who might give up: Get real about what you want and go after it."
Cory's girlfriend and Glee co-star Lea Michele responded to the news of Cory's rehab, saying in a statement, "I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision."
Cory's tweets have been upbeat as of late, with no indication of any issues.
On March 9, Cory tweeted: "such a beautiful day. for so many reasons. :)"
On March 17, he tweeted: "best. day. EVR."
And just a few days ago, Cory wrote: "such a beautiful day! Truly seeing the forest for the trees. #gratitude."
Lea tweeted yesterday: "Feeling so grateful today <3"
A rep for Glee told E! News: "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."
UPDATE: Cory will not be available for production of the final two episodes of Glee.
Ryan Murphy tweeted his support of Cory's decision: "I am so proud of Cory Monteith and love and support him 100%."
His castmates also shared the love on Twitter...
Harry Shum, Jr: "Supporting @CoryMonteith for his courageous decision. Get well soon my friend! Proud of you!"
Jenna Ushkowitz: "Sending lots of love and light to @CoryMonteith. We love you."
Amber Riley: "I support you big bro, love you to life. So proud of you @CoryMonteith get well soon"
Kevin McHale: "Love u @CoryMonteith, so proud of you :)"
Chris Colfer: "Anyone who helps themselves is a hero in my book."