Actor Kit Harington Checks Into ‘Wellness Center’ After GoT Finale

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Last Sunday, the world said goodbye to Game of Thrones and all the characters we’ve loved over the last eight seasons. While the finale itself was hit-or-miss with some people, there’s no denying just how much people loved this show. And it was hard to say goodbye, just as a viewer! We can’t imagine how hard it would be to walk away from it as a cast member. Such a major adjustment, for sure. Kit Harington has been open about his struggles with dealing with the emotional toll the show took on him. Now we’re learning that the end of the show might have been too much for Harington to handle without some help. The actor has checked himself into a wellness center to deal with personal issues.

Kit Harington was our Jon Snow for eight seasons. Now, he is taking some time to work on himself.

A representative for the actor says, “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”. Some reports suggest that Harington is seeking treatment for stress and alcohol abuse. However, those reports have not been substantiated. A few years ago, Harington found himself on the front page of the tabloids after a drunken night at a bar in NYC. But it sounds like this time around, he really just needed some time to deal with what has got to be a difficult transition.

In a documentary that aired a week after the finale, Kit Harington is seen reacting with so much emotion at the final table read.

In an interview with Esquire, Harington described the last day of shooting GoT. He says, “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”. Harington continued, “Then they called, ‘Wrap!’ And I just f—ing broke down. It was this onslaught of relief and grief about not being able to do this again”.

Harington is married to one of his GoT costars, Rose Leslie. We hope he’s doing well, and getting the help and support he needs. No matter his reasons for entering the wellness center, we’re glad that he put his mental and emotional health first.