Kit Harrington Enters Rehab in the Midst of GOT Finale
Two weeks after the series finale of “Game of Thrones,” the eternal Warden of the North, Kit Harrington, entered a rehab facility due to alcohol abuse and stress.
The actor has been pretty open about his mental health, telling Variety:
I had a shaky time in my life around there, like I think a lot of people do in their 20s. That was a time when I started therapy, and started talking to people. I had felt very unsafe, and I wasn’t talking to anyone. I had to feel very grateful for what I have, but I felt incredibly concerned about whether I could even fucking act.
The news brings up a really interesting point regarding fame and fandom. Do we, as a community of fans, put so much pressure on the actors that they can’t cope with it?