Kit Harington checked into rehab after Game of Thrones finale

    Game of Thrones star Kit Harington entered rehab for stress and alcohol as the series concluded, facing a new personal challenge.

    Kit Harington (Source: Harper's Bazaar)

    Kit Harington (Source: Harper's Bazaar)

    For Kit Harington, the man who embodied the stoic Jon Snow, life after the mythical realm of Westeros presented unexpected challenges. As the beloved series Game of Thrones drew to a close, Harington confronted a reality that was anything but scripted. "The end of 'GoT' really hit Kit hard…", a close friend revealed. Embodying Jon Snow for nearly a decade wasn't just a role but a defining journey that ended with an arrow of harsh reality rather than a quiver of fictional arrows.

    From screen battles to personal struggles

    Amidst the fanfare and fury over the series' divisive final chapter, Harington sought solace within the tranquil confines of Privé-Swiss, a health retreat where serenity comes with a price tag of over $120,000 a month in 2019. Here, the actor dedicated himself to the arts of psychological coaching and cognitive behavioral therapy, seeking to quell the tempests of stress and alcohol. This passage through private healing was not a lonely one. Rose Leslie, Harington's co-star turned spouse, stood as his unwavering support, her presence a testament to their shared history both on and off-screen. 

    Kit Harington (Source: Variety)

    The Iron Throne saga's conclusion unraveled not only the fates within the Seven Kingdoms but also those of its actors. For Harington, the last chapter was not only a farewell to a character but to a version of himself that had become intertwined with the King in the North. As the documentary The Last Watch laid bare, his reaction to Jon Snow's pivotal actions was visceral, emotional – a mirror to the audience's own shock. "I cried," Harington admitted, letting the world glimpse behind the armor to the vulnerability within. The echoes of Harington's footsteps outside the retreat in Connecticut whisper tales of a man seeking normalcy, a stark contrast to the whispers of intrigue in the halls of Winterfell. The community glimpsed a star not in the sky but on the ground, walking amongst them, a testament to the healing power of quietude and daily life.

    Harington's transparency about his mental health battles serves as a beacon for many grappling with the aftereffects of sudden fame. "I had felt very unsafe, and I wasn't talking to anyone," he confessed, shedding light on the often unseen struggles of those in the limelight. As the narrative of Kit Harington continues, the lines between the actor and character blur into a poignant reminder: even heroes need a haven. And while the series may have ended, Harington's true journey—towards healing, understanding, and a new chapter—is just beginning.

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