Ryan Murphy Reveals He Staged Intervention For Cory Monteith

Posted on July 20th, 2013 at 12:09 pm


In an extremely candid interview with Deadline, Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed that he's the one who got Cory Monteith to go to rehab in March.

“It is so very sad and tragic,” Murphy said. “Cory wasn’t just an actor on one of my shows, he was very important to me, and I was very invested in his sobriety. When I heard what was happening to him, I organized an intervention and got him into rehab last March. We socialized and we also fought, because while he was a lovely sweet guy, he was also a leader on the set, a strong personality and the only analogy I can think of is that he felt like an older son to me.”

 As soon as Ryan realized that Cory needed help, he brought the 31-year-old star into his office. Ryan revealed, “He said he wanted to finish the rest of the season, and I said absolutely not. We were not going to put a stupid TV show before his sobriety. I assured him he was not fired, that his job was secure, that he would leave today. He went with a whimper and not a bang and it was very emotional. On one hand, he was thrilled that people wanted to take care of him, though he also felt shame and regret. We had experts in the room and tried to let him know this was a disease. It was a tough and very emotional day and the last thing he said before he left was, ‘I want to get better.’ And I believed him.”

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