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Cory Monteith Will Miss 2 Final Episodes of 'Glee' Season 4 Due to Rehab Stint

April 1, 2013 (8:54 am) GMT
The FOX musical series will explain the Finn depicter's absence on the show as producer offers sincere support to the actor who is seeking treatment for his substance addiction.

's Finn won't be seen in the last two episodes of "" season 4 as the actor has checked into rehab while the show hasn't completed the filming of the season. However, production will go as scheduled, with Finn's absence explained, Deadline reports.

"Cory is a beloved member of the Glee family and we fully support his decision to seek treatment," 20th Century Fox TV, which produces the musical series, says in a statement in response to Cory's decision to enter rehab. "Everyone at the show wishes him well and looks forward to his return."

Monteith, through his representative, confirmed on March 31 that he "has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction." The rep added, "He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery."

Though his character Finn was among those who graduated in the end of "Glee" season 3, Monteith still regularly appears on the show. The 30-year-old Canadian is currently dating co-star , who has also shown her support to the actor's decision and intends to "stand by him through this."

Monteith had previously undergone a treatment program for substance abuse, checking into rehab when he was 19.

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