Thursday, 23 June 2011
Corey Monteith Was In Rehab At 19!
Corey Monteith has sensationally revealed that by that age of 19 he had checked into rehab to help conquer his addiction to drugs and alcohol.
The Glee actor spoke to Parade magazine about his difficult past, describing how he was regularly missing school to go and get drunk at 13, and that he dropped out of education altogether at 16.
Corey explained how he used to do "anything and everything - as much as possible." He added "I'm lucky to be alive."
Eventually, Corey's family caught him stealing money from a relative to fund his habit, and demanded that he got the help he needed;
"At that point the family came together and basically said 'If you don’t get yourself under control, we are going to go to the police and press charges'. This became a serious wake up call."
Wow. Hopefully Corey's admission about his history, coupled with his amazing turnaround and success, will inspire other young people who think they might have a problem to get help.