Game of Thrones' Kit Harington checks into rehab for alcohol issues and stress

GAME of Thrones' Kit Harington has checked into rehab for alcohol issues and stress.

The 32-year-old actor is best known for playing Jon Snow in the hit HBO series, which came to an end earlier this month.

The exhausted star has been staying at the luxury Prive-Swiss health retreat in Connecticut for nearly a month according to Page Six.

On the day Game of Thrones' finale aired, Kit was seen in a bookshop close by to the private facility where he is allowed to come and go.

He told staff at the RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison at the time that he was on holiday.,

A representative for Kit confirmed to The Sun that he had checked into rehab, saying: "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."

Kit arrived at the facility weeks before the show came to an end on May 19, according to Page Six.

The outlet added the actor has been undergoing psychological coaching, practising mindful meditation and cognitive behavioural therapy while at the facility.

This is to combat stress as well as deal with negative emotions, with his stay costing over £94,800 a month.

He has previously revealed the ups and downs of starring in Game of Thrones – and said he needed therapy.

The actor also said filming the final season left him "frayed" and "vulnerable".

Speaking to Variety, the Brit actor said: "It wasn’t a very good time in my life. 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.

"That was a time when I started therapy, and started talking to people. I had felt very unsafe, and I wasn’t talking to anyone.

"I had to feel very grateful for what I have, but I felt incredibly concerned about whether I could even f****** act.

“You get people shouting at you on the street, ‘Are you dead?’ At the same time you have to have this appearance.

“All of your neuroses — and I’m as neurotic as any actor — get heightened with that level of focus.”


Kit's wife Rose Leslie, 32, has been "extremely supportive" according to Page Six sources.

The couple married in June last year after meeting on the set of Game of Thrones.

The source added to Page Six: "The end of ‘GoT’ really hit Kit hard …

“He realised ‘this is it — this is the end’, it was something they had all worked so hard on for so many years. He had a moment of, what next?

“He’s in the clinic predominantly for stress and exhaustion and also alcohol.

“His wife Rose is being extremely supportive. Everyone close to him really wanted him to get some rest. Right now, he just needs peace and quiet.”

Kit was seen getting emotional during a final table read for the last episode, which featured in the documentary, The Last Watch, which aired this month.

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