A representative for Kit Harington has confirmed that the actor has checked into treatment in the midst of the Game Of Thrones finale.
"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," they said in a statement to Reuters.
According to Page Six, the actor has been in the Connecticut facility for almost a month, checking in weeks before the finale of the hit HBO show, in which he played Jon Snow.
“He’s in the clinic predominantly for stress and exhaustion and also alcohol," a source told the outlet, adding, "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."
Harington had an emotional exit from the show after spending a decade in George R.R. Martin's world. After filming his final scene, the HBO documentary The Last Watch captured the actor breaking down into tears before praising the experience.
"It has never been a job for me," he says in the documentary. "It has been my life."
He told Variety that he started going to therapy as Jon Snow's story became the central focus of the show, particularly when the character died and fans didn't know if he was coming back.
“It wasn’t a very good time in my life,” he says. “I felt I had to feel that I was the most fortunate person in the world, when actually, I felt very vulnerable. I had a shaky time in my life around there — like I think a lot of people do in their 20s. 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. I had to feel very grateful for what I have, but I felt incredibly concerned about whether I could even fucking act.”
This is a developing story.