Published May 29, 2019Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is using his post-series time off to take care of himself. The actor has reportedly checked into a wellness centre to deal with "some personal issues."
His publicist did not elaborate, but Page Six reports that the actor is attending a luxury rehab facility to deal with issues related to stress and alcohol use. He reportedly entered the facility in Connecticut weeks ago, prior to the show's final episode.
The decision comes after eight years starring in the show and maintaining a gruelling press schedule.
The 32-year-old, best known for his role as Jon Snow, had recently opened up about the emotional toll the end of the series has taken on him.
"I took off the costume, and it felt like my skin was being peeled away," he told Variety. "I was very emotional. It felt like someone was shedding me of something."
Harington also revealed that he began attending therapy and talking to people around the time that Game of Thrones placed extra focus on his character in the fifth and sixth seasons of the show.
"I had felt very unsafe, and I wasn't talking to anyone," he told Variety. "I had to feel very grateful for what I have, but I felt incredibly concerned about whether I could even fucking act."
This April, meanwhile, Harington told Esquire: "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 fucking broke down. It was this onslaught of relief and grief about not being able to do this again."
This past Sunday, HBO released a documentary about the series finale called Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, which captured Harington's emotional reaction to reading the finale script for the first time.