Worry not, Gleeks! It looks like Kurt Hummel WILL be back for the final season of Glee after all.
Actor Chris Colfer scared fans earlier today when he seemingly sent a tweet that said he’d been let go for “personal reasons,” but his rep has since told The Hollywood Reporter that Colfer’s Twitter was hacked and the rumors of his departure are untrue.
Fox has also released a statement confirming that Colfer will return for season 6, writing, “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.”
No more Kurt?!
Although Glee is currently on hiatus, one of the show’s original stars, Chris Colfer, is claiming that he’s been let go from the show.
Little else is known about the situation as of now, but Colfer (23) took to Twitter just a little while ago to write, “Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly…”
The news comes amid an already rocky year for the Fox show, which has been slowly declining in the ratings for some time.
Back in May, reports stated that Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez) had been fired from the show, and rumors began to surface that a feud with fellow star Lea Michele was behind her sudden departure.
Rivera was then reportedly written out of the season 5 finale, though show runner Ryan Murphy has since stated that she is coming back for the final season.
“Naya’s coming back next year, Lea’s coming back next year, anybody ever in that cast has an open invitation to come back and finish the character they so beautifully started,” Murphy told Extra.
Colfer has been on Glee since it’s pilot, and his portrayal of Kurt Hummel has earned him two Emmy nominations, as well as a Golden Globe, several People’s Choice awards and a ton of praise from the LGBT community.
We will update the story as more details develop.