Out of all the cast members from Glee, I’d figure that Lea Michele would be the one to announce that she’s checking herself into rehab on a Sunday night since she’s always high on herself. But no, Lea’s real-life and TV boyfriend Cory Monteith checked into rehab and last night he released a statement through his rep to People saying that he needs to press pause on everything else and deal with a substance addiction right now.
“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.”
30-year-old Cory (I know, I didn’t know he was 30 either. He’s the Gabrielle Carteris of Glee) first went to rehab when he was 19 after his family staged an intervention. Cory said before that he was addicted to booze and pretty much snorted and smoked everything else. When Cory got out of rehab the first time, he went straight back to the bottle and kept drinking until he got caught stealing a bunch of money from a relative. That was the bottom under Cory’s rock bottom and after that, he cleaned up, got a job as a roofer, took acting classes and now he’s on Glee.
A quick minute after Cory released his statement, Lea released her own, “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”
And I don’t know if Cory’s going to feel weird or relieved when he’s in rehab and realizes that not everybody around him is suddenly breaking into song and changing costumes. It’s probably going to make him feel weird. This is why we need all-singing rehab.