'Glee' star Cory Monteith checks into rehab
April 1st, 2013
10:15 AM ET

'Glee' star Cory Monteith checks into rehab

"Glee" actor Cory Monteith, who's portrayed Finn Hudson on the Fox comedy since it began in 2009, has checked into rehab.

A rep tells CNN that the 30-year-old has voluntarily entered a treatment facility for substance addiction.

"He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery," Monteith's rep says in a statement.

Monteith has been frank about his struggles with substance abuse, telling Parade magazine in 2011 that he began using drugs at 13, and by 19 went into rehab after his mother and friends intervened.

"I’m lucky on so many counts - I’m lucky to be alive," Monteith said at the time. "I had a serious problem."

As Monteith's present efforts at recovery have become public, his girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele is standing behind him. The 26-year-old actress, who began publicly dating Monteith in 2012, tweeted on Sunday that she's feeling "so grateful."

"I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this," she added to People magazine. "I am grateful and proud that he made this decision."

Monteith, it seems, is feeling the same gratitude.

"[S]uch a beautiful day!" he tweeted on March 28. "Truly seeing the forest for the trees. #gratitude"


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  4. M.A.P.

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    April 3, 2013 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
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    April 3, 2013 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. SLOB 1

    can you image banging that woman on the right.....

    April 3, 2013 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  12. Seminole5Alpha

    She is yummy...

    April 2, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. MonteithLover

    It's probably from injesting high levels of protien.

    April 2, 2013 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Really

      A human being is admitting to a problem in society and everyone slams him. wow. PeaceAll.

      April 2, 2013 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  14. DFWDelia

    I love Glee! I'm hoping for a quick recovery for Cory!

    April 2, 2013 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  15. Doesn't have too make sense...

    tool addiction most cases is worse then drug addiction....i intend too help tool addicted people the rest of my life...
    because they need my help

    April 1, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Jim

    "Truly seeing the forest for the trees" sounds wonderful, but makes absolutely no sense.

    April 1, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Referring to her "forest"

      as it relates to his "tree." It's all very freudian, really.

      April 1, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Jon

    This is getting old. Show me an article about a celebrity that ISN'T going into rehab for something. It'll save me some time...

    A lot of this garbage has to be an act. Why is it that none of these people can be smart with their money, and not do terrible things to themselves? Its almost like they accept it as part of "celebrity culture", and it gets their name in the press more often.

    And before any of your fools give me that, "If you don't care, why'd you read the article?" BS, I wanted to know what the ramifications on the show would be when he went to rehab. I happen to like the show.... don't give a s–t about him really...

    April 1, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yes

      but it was there all afternoon....was it not?

      April 1, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • If you don't care then why is she tuned in right now...

      bingo

      April 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Randy

      Show me a show that people in their 20's can stop acting like teens

      April 1, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marina

      We have kept track of all overheard conversations .... 90% air....there was no effort on our part other then
      yelling...

      April 1, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tool Addiction is a huge problem in this country

      and i intend too help others who have this disease.

      April 1, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad76

      Celebrities aren't the only ones with addiction issues, you would be shocked to learn how many people in our society are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. The issue has become epidemic now that people are getting addicted to prescription drugs.

      April 1, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • agreed...

      the person has too admit they have the addiction....once they realize it then they can move forward...if they do not feel they need help nothing will stop them they will continue their life style.......i have helped a number of people with alcohol and some drug addiction....(truth)....i have helped some people without rehab and some i decided needed further help....but forcing the person too stop will never work....

      April 1, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kardashian..

      i just helped a male friend of mine i know for many years...taper off the alcohol...you can't just preach and say STOP drinking or stop doing drugs!!! they will never listen.

      i was able too finally reach my friends brain and convince him to pull back......you can't pound on people to do things they do not want too do...

      People can go too a bar and not go crazy...it can be done...you can go out with the boys or girls and slow the drinking down....you do not have to stop drinking completely but there is a way too slow it down

      .i don't believe in throwing someone into rehab either–she or he has too feel the strength too want too do it that is where i come in as a coach....you can do everything you want...fashion shows, makeup parties, bars, ballgames,
      whatever....i taught mike how too hang out and not go crazy–i taught mike how too hang out at a bar and watch everyone get plastered and taught him how to remain in control....this does not work for everyone but it worked for my friend...this process took about a year, he screwed up 1 night and i stormed out of the bar and did not speak too him for a month...he called and needed help again....now he appears too be drinking in moderation...

      i have an uncle who had a problem with wine (truth)...he thought he was just having fun...1 bottle went to 2 bottles...he was not listening too his daughter and one night my aunt called me and asked me too help him..his drinking is in moderation now thank god...he has a huge career and could have lost it.

      April 1, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Addiction

      i did not say STOP i said in moderation...i will let you get plastered on Christmas, new years and those silly statues and rings those silly sports people win.....if your a woman you can get plastered at fashion week.

      April 1, 2013 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Obamaphone

    This Obamaphone thing is all an act. I actually voted for him twice. I even volunteered in the Obama / Biden campaign headquarters in my hometown.

    April 1, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Obamaphone

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    April 1, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
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      No argument here. You win.

      April 1, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • elvis316

      That's a mighty tall statement. You can't declare yourself champion though the people must decide. I think you've got a way to go, personally.

      April 1, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donny Wire

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      April 1, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  20. InMyHappyPlace

    WOOOOW I like this guy. He is a good actor. His character is genuine. And there are a lot of good messages for our kids in this show. But they make this sound like he is a cancer patient or something. Like maybe they are in mourning for him. Respect his privacy? Recovery? NOOOOOO He is a criminal if he is a drug abuser. He is not a good roll model for your kids as a drug user. We should not feel sympathy for him nor should we treat him like a hero when he completes rehab. I am knowledgeable about addiction. I understand addictive personalities. All that is good and well. But in the end, he is still just a human being that could not maintain control.

    April 1, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roll model?

      What kind of rolls does he model for? I like cinnamon rolls.

      April 1, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snide

      or fat rolls?

      April 1, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steveo

      Yeah...because its totally helpful to that person to demonize them and make them feel like crap for the dumb decisions they make, even if they do manage to get clean. That won't drive them back into doing drugs again or anything like that. I hope you never have anyone you love become a drug addict because I would feel absolutely terrible for that person.

      April 1, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Must be nice to be such a perfect person. You sound like a judgmental pr*ck.

      April 1, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • KSM

      If your children are finding roll models on TV...you should look at your own life and make adjustments there....this is TV...not real life. It is fantasy. as is your expectations of someone you don't even know...you only know the character he plays on TV...you have way bigger problems...IN YOUR HAPPY PLACE!

      April 1, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • how about "ROLE" models?

      come on, people, these are elementary school spelling errors you're making here. Sheesh! Get a dictionary for God's sake.

      April 1, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • CampScott

      Actually you are NOT knowledgeable about addiction. And your spelling sucks.

      April 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • roll model?

      I bet he can ROLL a mean phattie! Probably can do it with one hand, and I bet it burns nice and even. If he's on the pills, though, that's different. Stealing grandma's pain meds or going to multiple docs for opiates is bad news. Weed, shrooms and beer are fine, though, especially if you got some good music and maybe some cool black light posters. Pffffft, cough, cough, you want some?

      April 1, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sdkfsy

      Uh, addiction is a DISEASE. Now stop being a numnut.

      April 1, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Bob

    Nice work TMZ... I mean CNN. Lets all feel bad for the millionare who is hooked on drugs... yah we all feel so bad for him and the rough life he lives.

    April 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • LARRY

      I am so glad that you have this outlet to make yourself feel important/amusing/smart/clever/self important or whatever.
      Is this the best you can do?
      You must be making up for shortcomings in other areas.
      Sad for you.

      April 1, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Awesome

      I have no respect for drug addicts. Good for them if they go to rehab to clean themselves up. There are so many other nice actors that can replace him. They should just fire him for substance abuse and when he is cleaned up he can work somewhere else or work his way back up on this show.

      April 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  22. I need to check Lea Michele

    for tan lines, after seeing her in that low-cut number. Just a quick peek...

    April 1, 2013 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  23. BytemeAgain

    Who?

    April 1, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  24. hemusbull

    Very important is the fact he understands his addiction and accept his need of rehab...Good luck!

    April 1, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  25. liamnc

    Good for him. Checking yourself into rehab is a big step. I hope he is able to get and stay clean.

    April 1, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Robert

    What ever happened to people's compassion towards others? If you do not like the show then do not watch it. Remember that Jesus said judge not lest ye also be judged? And the US claims to be such a religious nation? How about a nation of shallow judgemental people?

    April 1, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Larry

    Many of the comments shown here are pathetic. You folks need to get a life. There is nothing to be gained by being un-feeling and nasty. Life will be a sour experience for many of you.
    This young man has actually accomplished something. This young man also has an addiction problem. The woman in the picture is his co-star and his girlfriend. She is giving him her support and for what it's worth, he has mine.
    Glee has had a huge impact for the good in many people's lives. If you don't like it, don't watch it.

    April 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  28. San Jose

    He's had problems with meth in the past. Best of luck to him, that stuff is pure evil.

    April 1, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Harry

    The guys head is way to big for his body he should see a head shrink while he's there.

    April 1, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Air

    please get some.

    April 1, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Daniel

    If I were 30 years old, and the only thing I'm known for was Glee, I also may have a drinking problem.

    April 1, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • jasonw

      Well, what are you known for Daniel?

      April 1, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • InMyHappyPlace

      Yeas Daniel. What is your accomplishment that trumps Glee?

      April 1, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      I'm known for my 14-inch penis and my 7-inch tongue. No problems with the ladies. How's life in mom's basement with your comics and Star Wars figures?

      April 1, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smarter

      i don't live in a basement i live in house so stfu–

      April 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • here is our addicted tool giving the world advice...

      April 1, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      Well, finishing marketing school and creating an online newspaper to promote a book I am writing. I was grumpy earlier. I like this kid, and he is sending a good message. It takes a lot of courage to make this decision. Cheers.

      April 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      But then I'll come out of the closet and confess that I dream of one day being a guest star on Glee, making an exercise video with Richard Simmons, and getting front row tickets for Fashion Week in New York. Haaaaaay!!

      April 1, 2013 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Timmy

    That girl he is with is cute.

    April 1, 2013 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
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    April 1, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  34. Observer

    If I had to be associated with this show, I would drink excessively too.

    April 1, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry

      What multi-million dollar earning show are you affiliated with? This show has millions of fans worldwide, has earned millions of dollars and has made most of it's stars rich beyond their wildest dreams. You?

      April 1, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • sameeker

      Wealth is not the measure of a good person. Isn't Hollywood, congress, corporate America, and Wall street proof of that?

      April 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Brathead

    If you watched the show you would know who she is.

    April 1, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Just sayin'

    Sorry, she's not worth watching that show.

    April 1, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Her cans are nice...

    we need to check them for tan lines.

    April 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Brathead

    Spoken like a true idiot. Your comment had nothing to do with this article.

    April 1, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  39. NorCalMojo

    Seriously dude, that was over 5 years ago.

    It's time to seek professional help.

    April 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  40. palintwit

    Seriously dude, as long as this POS remains a public figure she's fair game. Seriously dude.

    April 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  41. palintw@t

    is how you should actually refer to her; her believers/followers/minions should then be referred to as palin twits.

    April 1, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  42. She is perfect

    just the way she is. leave her alone; she wouldn't like you anyway.

    April 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Josh

    Maybe she can borrow some of your boobs Steve.

    April 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Jujubeans

    I agree with Steves. ( O )( O )

    April 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  45. BobZemko

    Not all of us are gay.

    April 1, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  46. nice trolling

    ya racist redneck. since your parents were brother and sister, did you call your father "dad" or "uncle?"

    April 1, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Bob

    LOL @ nice trolling!

    April 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |

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