Lea Michele Breaks Down As She Dedicates Teen Choice Award To Cory Monteith (VIDEO)
“Glee” star Lea Michele delivered an emotional speech as she dedicated her Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress to co-star and boyfriend Cory Monteith Sunday night.
“I just wanted to be here today, to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has meant to me over these past very difficult few weeks,” Michele said as she accepted her award.
Tears filled her eyes as she continued, “I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory. For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love, we’re gonna get through this together. He was very special to me and also to the world, and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart.”
Michele finished her speech by saying, “So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts. And that’s where he’ll stay forever.”
A picture of Monteith, who died last month of a drug overdose, was displayed on stage after Michele’s speech.
Here’s the video.