He’s getting help. Kit Harington checked into rehab before Game of Thrones ended, In Touch confirmed on May 28. His representatives told us in a statement, “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 conclusion of the hit HBO series “really hit him hard,” sources told Page Six. Harington, 32, played Jon Snow on the show for eight years. Since before the series finale on May 19, he has reportedly been at the Connecticut health retreat Privé-Swiss and has stayed there for almost a month. The actor has gone through “psychological coaching, practicing mindful meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy to combat stress and deal with negative emotions” while there, according to the outlet. All told, the treatment reportedly costs over $120,000 a month.
Harington’s wife, Rose Leslie, 32, is definitely “his biggest supporter” right now, a source told In Touch exclusively. “Kit’s a great guy, he tried to sober up on his own, but it just never stuck. Rehab is a good thing for. Kit needs this, it’s been a long time coming.”
A friend told Page Six that Harington realized “This is it — this is the end,” when it came to the Game of Thrones finale and that “he had a moment of, ‘what next?'” They noted that the actor is “in the clinic predominantly for stress and exhaustion and also alcohol” and that “everyone close to him really wanted him to get some rest. Right now, he just needs peace and quiet.”
Plus, a resident of the area where the facility is located who has seen the actor in recent weeks during trips outside of it told the outlet, “Kit looks really good and appears to be very focused on his health and wellness. I have personally seen him out in the community many times. I think it’s wonderful that he is taking time to take care of himself — more people should.”
Harington told Emmy magazine back in March that he initially struggled with his fame after the show become a hit. “I was enjoying it, but I was concerned, and I was worried, anxious … On a personal level, as it went on, I stopped letting it have such an impact on me. Yes, I was in this big TV show and I was playing this character … but that’s not my life.” Ironically, he now seems to be struggling with letting go. We wish Harington all the best with his recovery.
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