Sunday 18 August 2019

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington checks into 'wellness retreat' to work on 'personal issues'

Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington has checked into a ‘wellness retreat’ to work on ‘personal issues’ (Liam McBurney/PA)
Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington has checked into a ‘wellness retreat’ to work on ‘personal issues’ (Liam McBurney/PA)

Keiran Southern, Press Association Los Angeles Correspondent

Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington has checked into a "wellness retreat" to work on "personal issues", his representative has said.

The London-born actor, 32, has reportedly been at a facility in the US state of Connecticut.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones
Kit Harington as Jon Snow (Sky)
Maisie Williams, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, and Isaac Hempstead Wright star in Game of Thrones (Liam McBurney/PA)

In a statement, his representative said: "Kit has decided to utilise this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues."

His representative was reacting to reports published in US media yesterday that Harington had entered rehab days before the final episode of 'Game of Thrones' was aired.

The representative for the actor insisted the facility was a "wellness retreat".

Harington played Jon Snow in HBO's massively popular fantasy series Game Of Thrones, which came to an end this month after eight seasons.

Rose Leslie and Kit Harington starred in Game Of Thrones (PA)
Rose Leslie and Kit Harington starred in Game Of Thrones (PA)
Thrones star Kit Harington
Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones (HBO/Sky/PA)
Game Of Thrones cast (PA)

A documentary about the show, The Last Watch, was released on Sunday and it showed Harington in tears when he learned about his character's fate.

He told Esquire in April he broke down after filming Jon's final scenes.

He said: "The 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***ing broke down. It was this onslaught of relief and grief about not being able to do this again."

Harington is married to his Game Of Thrones co-star Rose Leslie.

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