"Glee" fans can breathe easy now because Chris Colfer was not "let go" from the show. Gleeks panicked when a tweet from Colfer's verified Twitter account announced that the actor had been "let go" from the cast of "Glee." The announcement came on Thursday, July 3 and immediately sent a shockwave through the "Glee" community.
Check out the tweet below:
Fortunately, reps for the Fox musical show quickly released a statement and assured fans that Colfer, who plays fan-favorite Kurt Hummel, will be back for sixth and final season. According to Entertainment Weekly, "Glee" producer 20th Century Fox TV said, "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."
The actor's rep told The Hollywood Reporter that Colfer's verified account was hacked and they are currently looking into the situation. As of now, the tweet that briefly left fans devastated has not been removed.
The 24-year-old actor previously spoke to E! News about the final act of musical show.
"I think it will be a good time to conclude the series," he said. "It's a very, very difficult show to do, as everyone knows, and I think when people say that we're the hardest working cast and crew in television, I don't think it's an overstatement. I think it's very much the reality."
So far, an exact Season 6 premiere date has not been revealed.