Glee's Cory Monteith Enters Rehab for Substance Abuse

It has been revealed that Glee’s Cory Monteith has checked into rehab. "Cory Monteith has voluntarily admitted himself into a treatment facility for substance addiction," his rep said in a statement. "He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery."

It’s not the first time that Cory has struggled with this issue. In a revealing 2011 interview with Parade, the actor revealed that he dropped out of school at age 16 and starting using drugs and alcohol heavily. "I burned a lot of bridges," he admitted. As for his drug use, Cory also revealed he did "anything and everything, as much as possible . . . I had a serious problem.

Fearing he "could die," his 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 – Cory finally got his life together, got a job as a roofer, and began working with an acting coach. However, it’s so easy to relapse, and, unfortunately, it has happened for Cory.

This just goes to show that as much as we report and keep up with celebrities, we really don’t know their personal lives and struggles. However, I really do hope that Cory gets the help that he needs. Substance abuse is no small thing. This isn’t about Glee or his career. This is important to his life. Thoughts and prayers lifted up to him, as well as his loved ones, through this difficult time.

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