Was Kit Harington so affected by “Game of Thrones” coming to an end that he decided to check himself into a mental health treatment facility?
That’s the report coming from The New York Post‘s Page Six column, which claims that the 32-year-old actor has spent the past month at luxury Connecticut health retreat Privé-Swiss, which offers “luxury residential and private mental health treatment programs.” Harington reportedly checked himself into the facility “weeks before” the show’s May 19 finale.
According to Page Six, Harington “has been undergoing psychological coaching, practicing mindful meditation and cognitive behavioural therapy to combat stress and deal with negative emotions” at the $120,000/month facility.
“The end of ‘GoT’ really hit Kit hard,” a source tells Page Six. “He realized, ‘This is it — this is the end,’ it was something they had all worked so hard on for so many years. He had a moment of, what next?”
According to the source, Harington is being treated “predominantly for stress and exhaustion and also alcohol,” adding that his wife, Rose Leslie, “is being extremely supportive. Everyone close to him really wanted him to get some rest. Right now, he just needs peace and quiet.”
Page Six reports that Harington is allowed to leave the facility for short breaks, and has been seen by locals in the nearby town of Madison, Connecticut, telling staff he was on “holiday” when he was recognized while shopping at a bookstore during the weekend of the “GoT” finale.
“Kit looks really good and appears to be very focused on his health and wellness,” says a “resident who has repeatedly seen the actor in recent weeks on his trips out of the facility,” adding, “I have personally seen him out in the community many times. I think it’s wonderful that he is taking time to take care of himself — more people should.”
ET Canada has reached out to Harington’s rep, who offered the following statement: “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.”