Cory Monteith's 'Glee' costar Mark Salling says 'it takes balls' to enter rehab publicly

By Danielle Fredette,

Mark Salling attended the Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 6, where he opened up about his Glee costar Cory Monteith's recent check-in to rehab.

It was previously reported that 30-year-old Monteith entered rehab for substance abuse on April 1, his rep stating that he “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."

30-year-old Salling, who plays Puck on the show, gives his friend and costar credit for sharing his struggle with the public, stating, "It takes balls . . . to go through that publicly. Period. It takes balls to go through that privately, but to go through it publicly like that -- balls," reports US Weekly.

Salling also says that the rest of the cast have been incredibly supportive, sending Cory "nice texts" and tweets "here and there."

Monteith's costar and real-life girlfriend, 26-year-old Lea Michele, who plays Rachel on the show, also gave a statement regarding his substance addiction and plans to stand by him 100%. "I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision," reports US Weekly.

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