“Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington checked into a luxury rehab for stress and alcohol use just before the show’s ending, which “really hit him hard.” Multiple sources have exclusively confirmed this story.
Harington, 32, who played legendary Jon Snow on the hit HBO series for eight years, has been at luxury Connecticut health retreat Privé-Swiss for almost a month, having arrived weeks before the show’s finale on May 19.
The British actor enlisted into practicing mindful meditation, psychological coaching, and cognitive behavioral therapy to fight off stress and deal with lots of negative emotions at the facility, which costs over $120,000 a month.
According to several sources, his wife, Rose Leslie, 32, whom he met on the set of “GoT” and played Jon Snow’s Wildling companion Ygritte, is being “extremely supportive.”
Kit’s close friends told us that the end of Game of Thrones really hit him hard.
After eight majestic seasons following his character Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen on their separate journeys, and ultimately as a couple, in the final episode, “GoT” fans saw Jon stab Dany – the woman he loves – to death in the heart to save the realm. The episode broke TV records, with 19.3 million viewers tuning in.
“The Last Watch”, a Game of Thrones behind-the-scenes documentary was released at the time of the finale, and it showed Harington breaking down in tears and holding his hand to his mouth in horror when he first learned his character would kill Dany. The actor was totally choked up during a table read with the entire cast, where the actors were led through the finale script for the first time by show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Kit has been allowed the freedom to leave the facility for breaks over the past month and has been seen by locals in Connecticut heading to a fitness and wellness studio, plus a local book store.