Lea Michelle opens up about Cory Monteith publicly

Glee cast member Lea Michelle has spoken publicly about Cory Monteith for the first time.

Michelle who attended and won an award at the event made this speech.

, “I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has meant to me over these very difficult past weeks.” “Not that I had any doubt before, but you guys are most certainly the greatest fans in the world.” Dedicating her award to Monteith, she said, “For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love we’re going to get through this together.”

Fighting back tears, she wrapped by expressing, “He was very special to me, and also to the world, and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and became a part of all of our hearts — and that’s where he’ll stay forever.”

Glee will pay tribute to Monteith in it’s upcoming fifth season, Due to start in the US in September and be screened here soon after.

source TV Line