Ah! A sigh of relief came from the mouths of the fans of Chris Colfer. Actually, on Thursday morning, a tweet was posted on Colfer's official account. The tweet stated:
"Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of Glee. Explanations will come shortly." However, this false tweet was deleted later on and is not available anymore.
This tweet caused a lot of buzz on social media. Chris Colfer was unaware of the tweet. Colfer was not able to update his twitter account immediately because he was on a mid-Atlantic flight without WiFi access, his manager told THR.
His manager announced that Colfer's official Twitter account was actually hacked. And that Glee exit tweet was false because Colfer has already signed a contract for the 6th season of Fox musical's Glee and he will indeed be back for the final season.
Later on, on the same day, 20th Century Fox Television, the studio behind Glee, also issued a statement confirming that Colfer will play his role in the final season.
"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."
Last night, after disembarking from the flight, Colfer also confirmed with his own tweet that he missed all the drama while flying. And he also stated that he is glad that his death hoax was not spread online. See his tweet below.
Apparently I missed quite the INTERESTING day while aboard my flight. I'm just glad I wasn't "killed by a fruit truck" again.— Chris Colfer (@chriscolfer) July 4, 2014
Chris Colfer has been playing a regular role as Kurt Hummel for the past five seasons. He has been a part of Glee since its debut. The 6th and final season of Glee is expected to air in the midst of the fall season.