'Glee' star Corey Monteith checks into rehab

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    Actor Corey Monteith on arrival for the film premiere of 'New Year's Eve' at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood on December 5, 2011. The movie opens in theaters on December 9. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN
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    UNDATED (CNN) -- One of the stars of the TV show Glee has checked into rehab.

    Cory Monteith's rep issued a statement, saying, quote: "Cory Monteith has voluntarily admitted himself into a treatment facility for substance addiction. He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery."

    According to People magazine, the 30-year-old actor has talked openly about his past struggles with substance abuse.

    It reports he said in an interview in 2011 that he had previously gone to rehab back when he was 19-years-old.

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