Cory Monteith has been written out of Glee's season finale after checking into rehab. The 30-year-old actor - who plays Finn Hudson in the comedy-drama show "voluntarily" admitted himself into a facility for "substance addiction" and show bosses have decided to write him out of the finale with his absence explained.
Twentieth Century Fox, which makes Glee has also come out in support for his recent ordeal, releasing a statement saying, "Cory is a beloved member of the Glee family and we fully support his decision to seek treatment. Everyone at the show wishes him well and looks forward to his return."
A spokesperson for Cory revealed the actor - who is dating his co-star Lea Michele - had taken steps to deal with his addiction by voluntarily admitting himself to a treatment facility. The representative said, "[Cory] has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction. He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery."
Mick Jagger is set to host the season finale of Saturday Night Live.
The Rolling Stones rocker - who has appeared on the comedy sketch show twice as a musical guest - will take charge on May 19 where he is expected to participate in a number of skits with series regulars and perform live in the studio.
Mick's appearance will follow New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Rihanna on Saturday, and Will Ferrell with musical guest Usher on May 12. It will also coincide with the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones, which was founded in 1962.
This is a busy year for Mick as Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood was recently overheard saying the band were planning to get together to "play around with some ideas in the studio" after the lead singer and guitarist Keith Richards finally ended their long running feud earlier this year, in time for them to tour next year. Their relationship became acrimonious when Keith made claims his bandmate had a small penis in his autobiography .
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