Lea Michele made her first public appearance since Cory Monteith’s death, taking the stage on Sunday, August 11, 2013 to pick up her Teen Choice Award as best actress in a comedy series. The Glee star took the opportunity to thank fans and to talk about how Cory Monteith impacted her life and the lives of those who watch the show.
“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 very past difficult few weeks,” said Michele. She went on to say, “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 with your love we’re going to 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. So whether you knew him personally or just Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts and that’s where he’ll stay forever.”
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