Late Glee Star Cory Monteith Said 2 Years Ago He Was 'Lucky To Be Alive' Following Drug-Addled Teens


Jul. 15 2013, Published 2:08 p.m. ET

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The late Glee star Cory Monteith said he was "lucky to be alive" after battling drug addiction and alcohol abuse during his teens.

"I'm lucky on so many counts -- I'm lucky to be alive," the Victoria, British Columbia native told Parade in June 2011, admitting that he indulged in "anything and everything, as much as possible.

"I had a serious problem."

Monteith, who played the role of Finn Hudson on the Fox hit, even admitted his was a cautionary tale, saying the odds were against him when he dropped out of school at 16.

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"I don't want kids to think it's okay to drop out of school and get high, and they'll be famous actors, too," he said. "But for those people who might give up -- get real about what you want and go after it.

"If I can, anyone can."

As we previously reported, Monteith was found dead at 31 Saturday at a Vancouver hotel.

Stay with for more details on this tragic tale.



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