Kit Harington checked into rehab for stress and alcohol use, and we're wishing him the best
Kit Harington is seeking professional help to deal with some personal issues. Ahead of the Game of Thrones series finale airing, the show’s star, 32, entered treatment to “work on some personal issues,” his rep confirmed to People.
“Kit has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues,” Harington’s rep said in a statement.
The actor, who has portrayed Jon Snow on the acclaimed HBO series for the past 10 years, entered a “luxury rehab for stress and alcohol use” in Connecticut which costs over $120,000 per month,” Page Six reported. According to the outlet, Harington has been receiving psychological coaching and behavioral therapy to help him deal with and manage stress and “negative emotions.” He has also been practicing mindful meditation.
Harington was distraught about the series ending and has leaned on his wife and former costar Rose Leslie during this time for support, the outlet added.
News of Harington checking into rehab comes a little over a week after GoT aired its controversial series finale on May 19. It also comes just two days after a documentary about the show, called The Last Watch, was released and featured the actor crying when he learned of his and Emilia Clarke‘s characters’ fate.
Harington has been very open about his admiration for his beloved character, Jon Snow, and the impact the show and the cast have had on his life.
“Thrones, it’s given me possibly my future family. It’s given me my wife, it’s given me friends for life. It’s got a character I love, I will love, more than any other character I’ll ever play,” Harington told Willie Geist on Sunday Today in April.
That same month, Harington also told Esquire that he got very emotional after shooting his final scenes on the HBO series.
“The final day of shooting, I felt fine…I felt fine…I felt fine…then I went to do my last shots and started hyperventilating a bit. Then they called, ‘Wrap!’ And I just fucking broke down,” he admitted to the publication.
“It was this onslaught of relief and grief about not being able to do this again,” he added.