Kit Harington Reportedly Checked Into Treatment Ahead of ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale
Actor Kit Harington is undergoing treatment at a luxury rehab, reports Page Six.
The article claims the star checked in ahead of the “Game of Thrones” finale, and has been receiving help for stress, exhaustion and alcohol.
“Extra” reached out to his team for comment, and his rep told us, “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.”
Meanwhile, a friend told Page Six, “The end of 'GoT' really hit Kit hard… 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?”
The source added, “His wife Rose [Leslie] is being extremely supportive. Everyone close to him really wanted him to get some rest. Right now, he just needs peace and quiet.”
The role of Jon Snow has taken its toll on Harington. He once told Variety that one of the “darkest” points in his life was when Snow died, only to come back to life the next season.
“When you become the cliffhanger of a TV show, and a TV show probably at the height of its power, the focus on you is f—–g terrifying,” he said.
Kit explained, “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.”
He later told Esquire that he broke down the day he wrapped “GoT,” saying, “My 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—-g broke down. It was this onslaught of relief and grief about not being able to do this again.”
Kit continued, “But the weirdest bit was when we came off set and they started taking the costume off and it felt like being skinned … It felt like they were unceremoniously for the last time ripping off this character.”