Monteith's Last Words to 'Glee' Co-Creator: 'I Want to Get Better'

Ryan Murphy opens up about the actor's death and even staging an intervention.
2:22 | 07/22/13

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new details on how "glee" will go on. The show's co-creator is speaking out about his plans to pay tribute to the star and abc's paula faris has the story. Reporter: This morning ryan murphy, the co-creator of "glee" says the popular show will go on even without one of its central characters. Later this week the cast and crew will hold a memorial for the 31-year-old monteith who was just as popular on the set as he was onscreen. ♪ I tell her every day ♪ Reporter: In a series of emotional interviews, murphy describes monteith as an older son. One he tried to help but couldn't. Murphy is also opening up about the intervention he staged this past march in his office after monteith relapsed. Monteith had actually suggested that he go to treatment after he finished filming his episodes and ryan said, no, you need to do this now. Reporter: In the interview murphy says his last words to me were "i want to get better." Murphy also revealing how the show's producers discussed all their options for "glee." Canceling the show outright. Writing off the lea michele character if she didn't want to go on with the show. Possibly pushing back shooting until january. ♪ I just can't stop loving you ♪ Reporter: Instead they say the fifth season will be only pushed back one week airing on SEPTEMBER 26th. Murphy says ultimately the person who made the decision was lea. Monteith's on-screen and real-life love and in another interview saying "i've never met any 26-year-old person stronger than lea. She's really been the leader in this situation." Ryan murphy didn't say specifically how monteith's death is going to be addressed but he did say the tentative plan is to have the death addressed in the third episode of the new season. Reporter: After filming that third episode, the show will take an extended hiatus so that according to murphy we figure out the future of the show. ♪ I'll stand by you ♪ Reporter: A show now trying to stand without its beloved star. For "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. Just heartbreaking. Sad time for the cast but hopefully they can share some good memories when they do get back together.

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