Chris Colfer’s Twitter announcement claiming that he has been let go from Glee “due to personal reasons” on Thursday is a hoax. The 24-year-old actor/writer/singer’s manager confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Colfer’s verified Twitter account had been hacked and he will indeed be back for the show’s finale season.
Colfer promised fans that “explanations will come shortly.”
The tweet was sent out around 1 p.m. EST on Thursday.
With rumours of in-cast fighting already on everyone’s radar, the announced had Gleeks everywhere in a tizzy. The show’s studio, Studio 20th Century Fox Television, have also confirmed that Colfer will return for Glee‘s shortened sixth and finale season.
“We’ve been alerted that Chris Colfer’s Twitter account has been hacked,” a rep for the studio told The Hollywood Reporter. “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 13-episode season is slated for a Winter 2015 premiere date.
Colfer has been with Glee since the very beginning. In fact, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Series back in 2011 for his role of Kurt Hummel. The 24-year-old also wrote season five’s “Old Dog, New Tricks” episode earlier this year. On top of writing an episode, he has also wrote and starred in the 2013 film Struck by Lightening, and has his own book series, The Land of Stories.