‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Checks Into Wellness Retreat To Work On ‘Personal Issues’

Harington spent eight years filming “Game of Thrones,” the epic HBO series which recently aired its series finale.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt
Kit Harrington

“Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington is maximizing his sudden influx of free time by focusing on his health and wellness.

The 32-year-old actor, who starred as Jon Snow in the hit HBO show for eight years, has checked into a wellness retreat to address “personal issues” following the show’s ending, CNN reports.

“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,” the actor’s representative said in a statement obtained by the outlet.

The representative did not offer details on Harington’s “issues” or the nature of his treatment, but Page Six reports that Harington actually checked into the Privé-Swiss retreat in Connecticut weeks before the “Game of Thrones” finale aired.

“The end of ‘GoT’ really hit Kit hard. … 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?'” an unnamed source close to the actor said, adding that Harington is “in the clinic predominantly for stress and exhaustion and also alcohol.”

During his alleged stay at the $120,000-a-month facility, Harington is reportedly trying out meditation and receiving psychological coaching, in addition to undergoing cognitive behavioral therapy in an effort to combat stress and other negative emotions, the outlet reports.

Harington previously spoke out about the emotional process of leaving behind the Jon Snow character in an interview with Esquire last month.

“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. Then they called, 'Wrap!' And I just f--king broke down,” he said. “It was this onslaught of relief and grief about not being able to do this again.”

“It wasn’t so much about Jon,” he continued. “It was about not being in this world, not getting to smell those smells, fight those fights, be with these people—the whole package.”

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