“attended 12 different schools, including alternative programs for troubled teens” “i burned a lot of bridges” “i was out of control” “i had a serious problem” “could die” “i did the stint but then went back to doing exactly what i left off doing” “the crystallizing event” “i stole a significant amount of money from a family member” “i knew i was going to get caught, but I was so desperate I didn’t care” “it was a cry for help” “Yeah, it was me” “it was the first honorable, truthful thing that had come out of my mouth in years” “i was done fighting myself” “i finally said, i’m gonna start looking at my life and figure out why I’m doing this”
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Actor Cory Monteith, who stars as Finn Hudson on the Fox series Glee, has checked into rehab, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
The actor “has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction,” his rep tells PEOPLE. “He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery.”
Monteith, 30, has been open about his past struggles with substance abuse. He admitted in a 2011 interview that he had previously entered rehab when he was 19.
At the time, the actor said he hoped being honest about his struggle with substance abuse would help others.
“I don’t want kids to think it’s okay to drop out of school and get high, and they’ll be famous actors, too,” he said in 2011. “But for those people who might give up: Get real about what you want and go after it.”