Lea Michele Tells Ellen DeGeneres “It’s Certainly Been a Pretty Rough Year” & Performs "Cannonball"

Posted Thursday December 12, 2013 11:11 AM GMT

She lost her beloved boyfriend Cory Monteith back in July, and Lea Michele has been doing her best to grieve while still living her life.

During her interview on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the “Glee” gal explained that her cast mates and family have served to help her overcome her sadness.

Michele explained, "It's certainly been a pretty rough year. But I've been surrounded by such great people, such great family."

Even Kate Hudson let Lea hide out at her house- “She was so wonderful to basically give me her home to myself and my family. It was so helpful to just, basically, have a safe place to process, and just have a minute to just breathe before getting back to my house with just has a lot of memories and stuff. So being someplace else to just have a moment was really nice."

"It's just really hard. There's so many different emotions and to kind of have people watching every step of the way. But to have that time at [Hudson's] home to just really be in private with this for a moment -- before getting back to work and before going home -- I'm just so thankful to her."

As for the transition back to her day job, Michele noted, "[Glee co-creator] Ryan Murphy, who is so amazing, he came to Kate's house and he said, 'What do you want to do? Whatever you want to do, we'll do.' I said, 'I have to go back to work. We have to . . . they're my family."

Meanwhile, Michele took to the stage to perform her new single "Cannonball." Watch the performance and interview below!


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