British actor Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow at Game of Thrones for the past eight years, is scheduled to attend a rehab facility in Connecticut for treatment of stress and distress Have checked in alcohol problems. Page Six reports. One of Harington's friends said page 6 that the end of the long-standing show was a factor:
The End of Game of Thrones hit Kit really hard … He realized, "That's it – that's the end." They'd all worked so hard for so many years. He had a moment for what to do next?
Harington's representatives told page 6 that he "spent some time on a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues." The wellness retreat in question, Privé-Swiss, including private beach villas, Viking equipment, and personal chefs costs more than $ 120,000 a month, according to Page Six. Harington was seen in Madison, Connecticut, near the facility and according to local residents, he seems to be fine.
The actor has been open to mental health struggles in the past, telling Variety that he was looking for therapy because of the public scrutiny he achieved during his meteoric rise, especially after the fifth season of Game of Thrones when his character was allegedly dead. (Spoiler: he came back.)
It was not a very good time in my life. I felt like I had to feel like the luckiest person in the world, even though I felt very vulnerable. I had a shaky time in my life there – as I think many people are in their twenties. At that time, I started therapy and started talking to people. I felt very insecure and did not speak to anyone. I had to be very grateful for what I have, but I was incredibly worried that I might even go nuts.
Harington has reportedly looked into weeks prior to the Game of Thrones finale and has since "undergone psychological coaching, practicing mindful meditation and cognitive-behavioral therapy to combat stress and deal with negative emotions. "Good luck to the actor in his continuing recovery.