Lea thanks Stevie

Lea Michele

Lea Michele has opened up about the support she received from Steve Nicks during the early stages of her grief at losing boyfriend Cory Monteith.

The Glee star, 27, was devastated when her co-star and boyfriend of nearly two years died in July from a mixed drug toxicity.

Lea had started working on her debut album in September 2012 but after Cory’s death she struggled to put the finishing touches to it.

However Lea told MTV News that receiving support from amazing musicians like Fleetwood Mac star Stevie gave her strength.

“I had so many amazing people reach out to me, there for me through all of this. And I had the pleasure of having Miss Stevie Nicks call me when Cory passed away and she was so wonderful,” Lea recalled.

“She sent me the most beautiful letter, as well as a necklace that was hers and a book, a beautiful book of pictures. She’s so insightful, she’s so incredible,” she added.

It isn’t the first time the singers have been in touch. Stevie made contact with the cast of Glee back in 2011 when the show covered several songs from the band’s seminal 1977 record Rumours.

But Stevie’s latest letter really helped Lea at a time when she needed to find her inner strength.

“She wrote to me in this letter, that I will find strength through my music.” Lea shared.

“And at the time, it was very early in everything and it was sort of hard to grasp on to the fact that anything could help [me cope with Cory's death]. But she was right. [Music] is and it has and it will continue to be my source of strength in all of this.”

Lea’s debut album Louder is released in March 2014.

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