Contact Us

‘Glee’ Star Mark Salling Praises Cory Monteith’s Public Rehab Stint

Cory Monteith and Mark Salling
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Cory Monteith‘s recent rehab stint might be affecting production at ‘Glee,’ but his costars understand that his health comes before the show — and Mark Salling, for one, knows that what Monteith’s going through requires large round objects.

“It takes balls … to go through that publicly. Period,” Salling told Us Weekly. “It takes balls to go through that privately, but to go through it publicly like that — balls.”

On April 1, Monteith announced he was voluntarily checking into rehab, signaling that his struggle with substance abuse — which also included a stay in a treatment facility more than a decade ago — has entered another difficult phase.

Salling, who went on to add that he and the rest of the cast are checking in on Monteith with “nice texts” and tweets “here and there,” is the latest ‘Glee’ star to voice public support for their unwell comrade. As we previously reported, his off-screen sweetheart, Lea Michele, quickly issued a statement that read, “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”

The show’s co-creator and executive producer, Ryan Murphy, told his Twitter followers, “I am so proud of Cory Monteith and love and support him 100%.”

Get well see, Cory!

Next: Get More 'Glee' Scoop

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Moose Valuable Listener Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Moose Valuable Listener Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.