Kit Harington ‘working on personal issues’ at wellness retreat

Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington has checked into a rehab facility in the US to undergo treatment for stress and alcohol use, it has been reported.

The 32-year-old actor, who was catapulted into fame for his role as courageous Jon Snow, arrived at the luxury Prive-Swiss wellness retreat in Connecticut last month, according to the New York Post.

He is believed to have checked himself into the clinic several weeks before the show came to an end on 19 May.

A representative for the British actor said in a statement: “Kit has decided to utilise this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues.”

Kit Harrington as Jon Snow
Image: Harington as the courageous Jon Snow in the hit television series

The New York Post’s Page Six column said Harington was hard hit by the ending of GoT and was being treated for stress, exhaustion and alcohol use.

His character’s actions in the finale, which attracted a record 19.3 million viewers in the US alone, were one of the show’s biggest shockers.

The London-born star, who married his GoT co-star Rose Leslie in 2018, told Variety last year that he had previously struggled to deal with the fame and attention the show brought, calling it “terrifying”.

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He opened up about his mental and emotional state while on the series, admitting that his “darkest” moments came when Jon Snow was the show’s focus.

“I felt I had to feel that I was the most fortunate person in the world, when actually, I felt very vulnerable. I had a shaky time in my life around there – like I think a lot of people do in their 20s,” he told the publication.

In an interview with Esquire in April, he admitted to having a “full-on breakdown” while shooting the series’ final scenes.

“My 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,” he said. “Then they called ‘wrap’ and I just f****** broke down. It was this onslaught of relief and grief about not being able to do this again”.

A documentary about the show, The Last Watch, was released on Sunday and showed Harington in tears when he learned about his character’s fate.

Source: SKY NEWS

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