Kit Harington checks into treatment center to work on personal issues regarding stress and alcohol. Game of Thrones took its toll on the actor.
Harington just got free from the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. His rep told E!, “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.”
A friend of Harington’s 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? 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.”
Kit Harington checks into treatment
Harington has been at the Connecticut facility for a month now, and he arrived there before his HBO show aired the finale. According to Page Six, Harington is “undergoing psychological coaching, practicing mindful meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy to combat stress and deal with negative emotions.”
The actor was last seen at the GoT season eight premiere in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Before that appearance, Harington performed at Saturday Night Live where his wife Rose Leslie and costar Emilia Clarke made appearances in his monologue.
Since being admitted to the facility, Harington was spotted at RJ Julia Booksellers in Connecticut on May 19. A source said, “He mostly kept to himself but talked to a few of the staffers who were fans of the show. He asked them if they were going to watch the finale later that night. He told them he was in town for a ‘short holiday’ but didn’t elaborate.”
The end of an era
Harington has himself talked about the end of Game of Thrones. He said on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, “It’s like when you finish a book, you’re not happy it’s over are you? You don’t finish a good book and say, ‘I’m happy I finished that.’ But you have this grief that it’s over, and it’s exactly same with nine years doing this show. No matter how it ended, or how it does end, there’s always this bit of you that’s like, ‘oh’; there’s this loss around it.”
Harington has not yet announced his next project.