Cory Monteith portrays a sweet, innocent character on Glee, but he has a message for fans of that Fox hit:
“I’m not Finn Hudson. I’m lucky on so many counts. I’m lucky to be alive.”
The actor makes this admission in the latest issue of Parade, going into detail about his "serious" drug problem, one that involved "anything and everything, as much as possible."
The British Columbia native says it started when his parents git a divorce and he starting skipping school getting drunk and smoking up at the age of 13. By 19, his mother and his friends organized an intervention because they feared for Cory's life.
"That's when I first went to rehab," he says, adding that the initial stint didn't change much; he returned to the same behavior soon after.
Why did he eventually turn his life around?