Cory Monteith has a long road ahead of him, but he won't be traveling it alone. Hours after the actor's rep confirmed that the 30-year-old had "voluntarily admitted himself into a treatment facility for substance addiction," Monteith's Glee costars shared messages of support via Twitter.
"I am so proud of Cory Monteith and love and support him 100 percent," wrote Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy. A source tells Us Weekly Monteith will not appear in the final two episodes of Glee's fourth season, as they have yet to be filmed.
"Cory is a beloved member of the Glee family and we fully support his decision to seek treatment," a rep for 20th Century Fox TV, which produces the Golden Globe-winning show, says in a statement. "Everyone at the show wishes him well and looks forward to his return."
Hary Shum, Jr. tweeted that he was "supporting Cory for his courageous decision. Get well soon, my friend! Proud of you." Echoed Kevin McHale, "Love you, Cory. So proud of you."
"Sending lots of love and light to Cory," Jenna Ushkowitz added. "We love you." Without naming names, Chris Colfer tweeted, "Anyone who helps themselves is a hero in my book."
Other Glee cast members who shared their sympathies include Amber Riley, Iqbal Theba and Dot Marie Jones.
Jones called Monteith the "sweetest man" and said she was "so proud" of the Canadian star for getting help. "We are — and always will be — here for you. I love you always. Stay strong," she tweeted. "You never know what someone is dealing with in their personal life. Don't pass judgement."
Monteith's girlfriend of more than a year, Lea Michele, issued a statement about the situation April 1. "I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this," the 26-year-old Teen Choice Award winner told Us. "I am grateful and proud he made this decision."
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