Cory Monteith Gets Support From Glee Co-Stars After Entering Rehab

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith attend the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 27, 2013 in Los Angeles Lea Michele and Cory Monteith attend the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 27, 2013 in Los Angeles

Cory Monteith has the support of his “Glee” co-stars and crew following his announcement that he checked into rehab for substance addiction.

“I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this,” girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele told People. “I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”

“Glee” creator Ryan Murphy Tweeted, “I am so proud of Cory Monteith and love and support him 100%.”

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Dot Marie Jones wrote on Twitter, “@CoryMonteith SWEETEST MAN SO PROUD OF YOU TAKING CARE OF YOU. WE ARE AND WILL ALWAYS BE HERE FOR YOU. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS, STAY STRONG… U NEVER KNOW WHAT SOMEONE IS DEALING WITH IN THEIR PERSONAL LIFE, DON’T PASS JUDGMENT AND LOVE AND SUPPORT IT’S WHAT I BELIEVE IT WHAT I DO.”

Also “Glee” co-star John Stamos reTweeted, “Retweet if you wish Cory a quick recovery!!!”

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In August 2011, Monteith, 30, opened up to Access Hollywood about his past struggle with drinking and drugs at the age of 19 and explained why he decided to speak out about his addiction battle.

“It’s important for me to kind of provide an example [and] lead by example and kind of use my experience to inspire others,” he told Access at the time “Maybe if someone else reads that and sees someone struggling with some of the same issues they’re having trouble with [and] made it through [that] it’s possible to make it through.”

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-- Jesse Spero

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