Chris Colfer tweet about leaving 'Glee' a lie thanks to a hacker

By Elizabeth Sudlow,

There is a sigh of relief in the air after hearts were shattered around the world briefly yesterday when Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer supposedly announced his departure from his television debut show Glee. We are now learning that his Twitter had been hacked.

Colfer, 24, has been a main cast member since the show's premiere in May 2009. His character, Kurt, has gone on to become a fan favorite and his relationship with Blaine, another character portrayed by the incredibly talented Darren Criss, has become one of the entertainment industry's most popular couples.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that his Twitter had been hacked. The actor was in mid-Atlantic flight without access to WiFi or to his account.

Colfer’s departure would have been a huge shock to fans of the television series as within 15 minutes of his tweet, there had been over 4,000 retweets with the news. This would have lowered the original cast down to three. Lea Michele (Rachel), Kevin McHale (Artie) and Amber Riley (Mercedes) are the remaining original Glee-club members set to return for next season.

Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina) has not been seen except for a few sightings last season. Cory Monteith (Cory), another original cast member, died tragically last summer.

Last season, Colfer’s character got engaged to his partner, Blaine, and continued to attend the fictional NYADA. He also has a new novel out next week.

There is no word as to who hacked Colfer’s Twitter but whoever did just gave Glee fans a quick shock when they tweeted the following.

Colfer appears to be breathing a sigh of relief along with his fans.

image courtesy of Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com



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