It’s a solemn day in the halls of fake high schools where everybody just sings their problems away.
Cory Monteith, the actor who stars as Finn Hudson on the Fox series “Glee,” has checked into rehab, according to People magazine. The reason given, according to reports, is not the standard “exhaustion” excuse, but, instead, for suffering from substance addiction.
The star’s rep tells Hollyscoop:
“[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.”
As People mag reports, Monteith has battled substance addiction for years. In a previous interview the actor, now 30, confessed to admitting himself to rehab at the age of 19:
“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.”
Monteith’s co-star and girlfriend, Lea Michele, will support him through the process.
“I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this,” she tells People. “I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”