UPDATE: Chris Colfer's Twitter account was reportedly hacked. The actor's manager confirmed that he's not leaving the show's sixth season. Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox issued the following statement: “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. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.”
Early Thursday afternoon, Chris Colfer tweeted that he would be leaving the cast of “Glee” for its sixth and final season:
Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly...
— Chris Colfer (@chriscolfer) July 3, 2014
Kurt Hummel was Colfer’s first breakout role. Colfer has played Kurt for the past five seasons and has been praised for his performance as the gay teen. Viewers have watched Kurt come out to his father as gay, start his first serious relationship with Blaine (Darren Criss) and get engaged last fall. In 2011, the actor won a Golden Globe for his performance.
Colfer is also a writer. He has a best-selling children’s series, “The Land of Stories” and also wrote his first starring film role in “Struck by Lightning.” The actor even wrote the Season 5 episode 19 of “Glee.”
What does this mean for “Glee”? How do fans of the Kurt and Blaine relationship feel? Sound off in the comments.