Kit Harington seeking treatment in US

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has checked into a wellness retreat to deal with alcohol use and stress.

Media reports claim he checked into a Privé-Swiss facility in Connecticut a little over a month ago.

“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 representative told The Hollywood Reporter.

Harington has previously spoken about the stress that Game of Thrones produced, telling Variety,  “My darkest period was when the show seemed to become so much about Jon when he died and came back. I really didn’t like the focus of the whole show coming onto Jon. 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***ing terrifying.”

He later revealed to having a “full-on breakdown” while shooting the series’ final scenes.

In April he hit out at critics of the final season telling Esquire, “I think no matter what anyone thinks about this season — and I don’t mean to sound mean about critics here — but whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their negative judgement on it, in my head they can go f*** themselves.

“Because I know how much work was put into this. I know how much people cared about this. I know how much pressure people put on themselves and I know how many sleepless nights working or otherwise people had on this show,” he said. “Because they cared about it so much. Because they cared about the characters. Because they cared about the story. Because they cared about not letting people down.”

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  1. I’m not sure the GoT showrunners and on set directors were doing their job properly if one of the main actors ended a series with mental health issues, I thought the days of ‘Apocalypse Now’ type movie making was a thing of the past with stunt doubles and CGI, green screen performance capture doing most of the hard work

  2. S8 pretty tough. It was a bad winter in Ireland and they did 11 weeks of night shooting for The Battle of Winterfell. A lot of the cast and crew struggled. After spending a decade involved in GOT, for which the publicity was insane, it understandable why he might need to sort stuff out.

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