Cory Monteith Enters Rehab As A Proud Lea Michele Says She'll 'Stand By Him'

Star will reportedly miss two episodes of Glee as he undergoes treatment

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Cory Monteith has checked into rehab for help dealing with long-term substance abuse, it has been confirmed today.

The Glee star been open about dealing with substance abuse issues in the past, and it has now been confirmed that Monteith has checked into rehab.

"Cory Monteith has voluntarily admitted himself into a treatment facility for substance addiction," his rep tells E! News. "He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery."

Rehab: Cory Monteith is seeking help for substance abuse problems (Apega/WENN)

After dropping out of high school at the age of 16, the actor previously revealed that he realised his life was "out of control." In 2011, Monteith told Parade magazine, "I'm lucky on so many counts—I'm lucky to be alive."

Speaking on what drugs he was taking in his troubled teen years Cory revealed it was "anything and everything, as much as possible I had a serious problem."

This time around, Cory has the support of not only his Glee castmates but his on and off screen girlfriend Lea Michele who has already shown her support for her boyfriend's decision to enter rehab.

Support: Lea Michele is announced she supports her boyfriend's decision (Try CW/WENN)

As well as tweeting earlier, "Feeling so grateful today" the actress tells People "I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision."

A rep for Glee adds to the message, telling E! News: "Cory is a beloved member of the Glee family and we fully support his decision to seek treatment. Everyone at the show wishes him well and looks forward to his return."

Meanwhile it's been reported that Cory's Glee character Finn won't be seen in the last two episodes of season 4 as the show hasn't completed the filming of the season. However, production will go ahead as scheduled with Finn's absence explained, Deadline reports.

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Cory Monteith and Lea Michele look so loved up! (Splash News)