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Chris Colfer fired from 'Glee'? Just a social media hoax

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Chris Colfer plays the notable Kurt Hummel on "Glee" but rumors that he was fired really freaked out fans. Despite earlier news that all original "Glee" stars were invited back for the upcoming final season, many still were shocked when a tweet from Chris Colfer's account said he was fired. According to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, the "Glee" star's Twitter account was hacked and a message was posted about Colfer's firing. It is just a hoax though and Chris will be back to play Kurt next season.

According to Chris Colfer's manager, the star will be back for the final season of "Glee." Contracts are signed and the character of Kurt Hummel will definitely be a large part of the 22-episode season. Colfer has been a regular on the Fox hit musical series since it began in 2009.

The original tweet that started tongues wagging was posted via Colfer's verified Twitter account and read, "Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of Glee. Explanations will come shortly." Unfortuntely Colfer was aboard a flight at the time of the posting and didn't even know he'd been hacked. That let the rumor blow up and reports to be made about his departure from "Glee" before finding out it was all just a bad prank.

Original reports stated that 20th Century Fox had yet to respond to reports that Chris Colfer would be leaving "Glee." They have since responded though with this 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.”

So fans of Chris Colfer and his character Kurt Hummel do not need to worry. One of the most popular characters on the Fox hit "Glee" will most definitely be back for the final season.

Currently there is no set start date in the fall lineup for "Glee." The 22-episode season is expected to debut later in the year and it will be the final season for the show. Will you be watching "Glee" for it's last season? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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