Chris Colfer Not Leaving Glee Due to "Personal Issues": Manager Says Star's Twitter Account Was Hacked
Never fear, Gleeks! Chris Colfer shocked fans of Fox's hit show Glee on Thursday, July 3, when a tweet on his account announced that he had been cut from the cast after five seasons "due to personal issues." However, his manager tells The Hollywood Reporter that his Twitter was hacked, and that the actor will indeed be back for season six.
20th Century Fox TV confirmed Colfer's hacking and offered some praise in support of the star. "We've been alerted that Chris Colfer's Twitter account has been hacked," the studio said in a statement to Us Weekly. "Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season."
Gleeks were up in arms when the tweet was first posted on Thursday afternoon. "Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE," it read. "Explanations will come shortly..."
Colfer, 24, has been with Glee since the very first episode back in 2009. His character, the talented and flamboyant Kurt Hummel, is a fan favorite, and has significant relationships with several major characters. In addition to being the BFF of Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), he is the fiance of Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss) and the stepbrother of the late Finn Hudson (played until 2013 by the late Cory Monteith).
Colfer's portrayal of Kurt has earned him several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, three People's Choice Awards for Favorite TV Comedy Actor, and multiple Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
He is also an accomplished writer, having authored the novel Struck By Lightning (which he made into a film) and a best-selling children's fiction book, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.