Cory Monteith: “I was a troubled kid”

Cory Monteith can relate to troubled young people – because he had his own issues when he was younger.

The Glee actor recently visited a homeless centre in the UK.

“I was a troubled kid. Although I was never homeless myself, I was marginalized. Meeting some of the people here makes me feel very humble,” Cory said.

“I feel fortunate that I had the support around so that I was able to overcome a lot of the difficulties I was dealing with.

“The reason I talk about my past is not to seem opportunistic, but to raise awareness that these problems exist for young people. A lot of people have come from marginalized situations.”