Glee Cast Member Heads From Hollywood To Rehab

Written by Casey

Cory Monteith from Glee checked himself into rehab for a substance abuse problem

Could it be that Cory Monteith from Glee checked himself into rehab for a substance abuse problem? The thirty year old, (I can’t even get over that a thirty year old is playing an eighteen year old but that’s a different story) has had his rep release a statement “Cory Monteith has voluntarily admitted himself into a treatment facility for substance addiction…He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery.”

According to US Weekly, it’s not the first rehab stint for the British Columbia-born actor. In a revealing 2011 interview with Parade, Monteith revealed that he dropped out of school at age 16 and hit drugs and alcohol hard. “I burned a lot of bridges,” the FOX star admitted. As for his drug use, Monteith revealed he did “anything and everything, as much as possible . . . I had a serious problem.”

Fearing he “could die,” Monteith’s family and friends staged an intervention when he was 19. “That’s when I first went to rehab,” he told Parade. “I did the stint but then went back to doing exactly what I left off doing.”

He reached rock bottom when he was caught stealing “a significant amount of money from a family member . . . I was so desperate I didn’t care. It was a cry for help,” he revealed. Given an ultimatum by his family — get clean and sober or be turned over to cops — Monteith finally kicked his habit, got a job as a roofer, and began working with an acting coach.

This story is extremely shocking to us, and we hope that he is receiving the best help possible, and is working on whatever needs to be done to treat the problem.

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