Heavy is the head that seeks the throne – Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, has checked into rehab for emotional counseling and a drinking habit that allegedly brewed behind the scenes of Thrones’ final season.

His representatives have cited “personal issues” for the wellness retreat, but it’s no question that Game of Thrones-related stress had an impact on Harington’s wellbeing. As seen in a clip that’s now gone viral, Harington broke down during the reading of a script in which Harington’s character, Jon Snow, kills fan favorite Daenerys Targaryen.

With Game of Thrones coming to an end after eight grueling winters, few knew what was to come in the final episodes. For months, emotions have been running high in anticipation of the final episode. Fans all over the world tuned in week after week in hopes that their favorite characters would secure the throne and be crowned the new king or queen.


A representative for Harington further explained that the British actor took advantage of the break in his schedule following the end of the show to spend time at the luxury rehab facility in order to cope with his issues.

Despite the emotional turmoil, Harington stood by the creative decisions made by the writers of the show when he shut down those who were disappointed with the eighth season.

“I think no matter what anyone thinks about this season, and I don’t mean to sound mean about critics here, but whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their judgement on it, in my head they can go f*** themselves” he said to Esquire.

Despite his endless support for the show, rumors have been swirling around about multiple possible spin-off series. Regardless, it remains hard to say whether Harington would be interested in playing Jon Snow anymore due to the emotional and physical toll the show has taken on him over the years.

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