WORCESTER actor, Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, has checked into rehab, reportedly to undergo treatment for stress and alcohol use.

The actor, who went to Chantry School in Martley and then further attended Worcester Sixth Form College, came to fame for his role as Jon Snow in the epic fantasy series.

Mr Harington was hit hard by the ending of the eight-year series and is being treated for stress, exhaustion and alcohol use.

Mr Harington began receiving treatment at the Prive-Swiss wellness retreat in Connecticut, America as the finale was airing.

He is believed to have checked himself into the clinic before the show finale which was broadcasted on May 20.

The facility, which costs more than £94,800 a month, teaches its clients how to deal with stress and negative emotions.

Mr Harington told Esquire what it was like filming the show’s final scenes.

The 32-year-old said: "The final day of shooting, I felt fine. Then I went to do my last shots and started hyperventilating a bit.

"Then they called, 'Wrap!' And I just broke down. It was this onslaught of relief and grief about not being able to do this again."

According to Sky News, a representative for the actor confirmed the news and said in a statement: "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."

A documentary about the end of Game of Thrones, The Last Watch, has been released for fans to take a look on what happens behind the scenes. It showed Mr Harrington crying when he learned about his character's ending. Game of Thrones first aired in 2011 and was created based on the novels by George RR Martin.


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