Game of Thrones star Kit Harington ‘checks into rehab for stress and alcohol’

Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington has checked into a "wellness retreat" to work on "personal issues", his representative has said.

By Dan Windham
Thursday, 30 May, 2019, 06:54

The London-born actor, 32, has reportedly been at a facility in the US state of Connecticut.

In a statement, his representative said: "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 Harington attends "Game Of Thrones" Season 8 Premiere on April 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Harington played Jon Snow in HBO's massively popular fantasy series Game Of Thrones, which came to an end this month after eight seasons.

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.

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Page Six has reported that Kit was 'exhausted' and he has spent the past month at the luxury Connecticut health retreat Privé-Swiss, where he is being 'treated for stress and alcohol'.

He told Esquire in April he broke down after filming Jon's final scenes.

He said: "The 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.

"Then they called, 'Wrap!' And I just f***ing broke down. It was this onslaught of relief and grief about not being able to do this again."

Harington is married to his Game Of Thrones co-star Rose Leslie.