Monday 18 November 2019

'Mad Men' star Hamm treated for alcoholism

Rachael Alexander

'Mad Men' star Jon Hamm has recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction.

Hamm had the support of his long-time partner, actress/film-maker Jennifer Westfeldt, in his struggle, publicist Annett Wolf said in a statement.

The couple have asked for privacy and sensitivity, the statement said.

No further details were provided. The final season of the 1960s-set advertising agency drama begins airing on April 5.

Hamm (43), plays Don Draper, a troubled advertising executive with a dark past. The role has brought him stardom and repeated Emmy Award nominations.

Hamm reportedly completed a 30-day treatment programme for alcohol abuse at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut.

In 'Mad Men', Hamm's character also battles with drink problems.

Irish Independent

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