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a lot less the exact same amount of Glee for Chris Colfer/Kurt fans as the Fox series enters its final season, with the original cast member’s sudden announcement that he will not be continuing with the show despite a false alarm suggesting that the original cast member would not be continuing with the show.
On Thursday afternoon, Colfer’s Twitter account announced: “Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly….”
Shortly afterward, however, TVLine confirmed that Colfer is in fact signed on for Season 6.
“We’ve been alerted that Chris Colfer’s Twitter account has been hacked. Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth,” reads a statement from 20th Century Fox TV. “We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.”
Colfer has been with the show since its trumpeted May 2009 debut, and during his run has collected a Golden Globe award and a pair of Emmy nominations for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel.
In a recent TVLine Q&A, he shared his hopes and wishes for Glee‘s farewell run, saying, “I just want to see [Kurt] happy…. I hope to see him find validation within himself. I think that would be a great lesson for the kids watching, that you have to find approval and happiness within yourself. You don’t get it from someone else.”
Glee Season 6 is scheduled to debut at midseason.
Chris Colfer's Manager: He's Not Leaving 'Glee'
UPDATED: The actor tweeted Thursday that he's not returning to the Fox musical, but the star's manager says his verified Twitter account had been hacked.
Colfer's manager tells THR that the star's verified Twitter account has been hacked and that the actor will indeed be back for the final season of the Fox musical.
Fox's Glee will not be without one of its original stars when it returns for its sixth and final season.
Star Chris Colfer, who has been a regular since the series, announced Thursday that he will not be coming back to the musical dramedy where he has played fan favorite Kurt Hummel for the past five seasons.
"Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of Glee. Explanations will come shortly," he wrote on Twitter.
Studio 20th Century Fox Television and Fox did not immediately respond to request for comment.
Glee was left off Fox's fall schedule and will likely return midseason with its 22-episode final season order likely cut short. An exact return date and episode count have not yet been announced.
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smashmortion's sources tell us that it would appear that neither Chris Colfer and Naya Rivera have access to the Paramount lot, where Glee is filmed, anymore.