Dan Snierson
April 01, 2013 AT 04:54 AM EDT

Glee star Cory Monteith has entered a rehab facility.

The 30-year-old actor, who plays Finn on Fox’s musical comedy/drama, “voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction,” his publicist told People. He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery.”

Lea Michele, Monteith’s girlfriend and castmate, also told the magazine: “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”

The show released a statement on Sunday, which reads: “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.”

This is not Monteith’s first time in rehab: In a 2011 interview with Parade, he revealed that he had a “serious problem” with drugs and, following an intervention by friends and family, entered rehab at the age of 19.

Glee has two more episodes to film before completing its fourth season.

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