Rep: 'Glee' star Cory Monteith heads to rehab

The Associated Press, Sunday, March 31, 2013, 9:15pm (PDT)
  • NEW YORK (AP) — "Glee" star Cory Monteith is heading to rehab.

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    In a statement, Monteith's rep confirmed Sunday night that the actor has "voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction.

    "He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery."

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    People first reported the news on its website.

    This is not the 30-year-old's first time in rehab. He got treatment when he was 19, and previously has spoken about his addiction struggles, saying he had a serious problem and took just "anything and everything."

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    He told Parade in 2011 that he was "lucky to be alive."

    Monteith stars as Finn Hudson on the Fox show. He dates his co-star Lea Michele. She told People that she loves and supports Monteith and is proud he's going to rehab.

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