Kit Harington, the actor who played the role of Jon Snow in the recently concluded HBO show 'Game of Thrones' checked himself into rehab for stress and alcohol. Harington's representative mentioned this is a wellness retreat, aimed at helping the actor sort through "personal issues".
According to a report in Page Six, the actor has been in a luxury mental health/rehab center since before the finale of the show aired and sources confirmed the actor checked in for alcohol, but it is mostly connected to exhaustion and stress. Harington's representative, in a statement to Cosmopolitan, said, "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."
The 32-year-old actor has been at the luxury Connecticut health retreat Privé-Swiss for nearly a month. He is reportedly undergoing psychological coaching, practicing mindful meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy to combat stress at the wellness facility which costs $120,000 a month.
Page Six quoted a source as saying, "He realized ‘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."
In the recently released documentary titled 'The Last Watch', which featured behind-the-scenes preparation for the 'Game of Thrones' finale, Harington's reaction to the death of his queen Daenerys was the most telling reaction among the actors. It seemed like he couldn't come to terms with what the creators had planned for his character in the show and Emilia Clarke, the actor who played Daenerys, was as surprised.