Cory Monteith, who plays Finn Hudson on the hit Fox show Glee, checked into rehab to be treated for substance addiction.
Monteith, 30, “has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction,” his rep told People magazine. “He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery.”
The actor has been open about his struggles with substance abuse, admitting in 2011 that he had entered rehab when he was 19.
Glee star Lea Michele, Monteith’s girlfriend, says, “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”
The current season of Glee has two more episodes left to shoot and filming will proceed as scheduled, according to Deadline Hollywood. The absence of Monteith’s character will be explained in the plotlines.
“Cory is a beloved member of the Glee family and we fully support his decision to seek treatment,” the Fox network said in a statement. “Everyone at the show wishes him well and looks forward to his return.”