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Kit Harington seen for first time since rehab stint in Connecticut over ‘stress and alcohol’ issues

Kit Harington was seen for the first time since checking into Connecticut’s Privé-Swiss wellness facility to treat issues for stress and alcohol issues last month. 

The Game Of Thrones star, 32, was spotted on a relaxing stroll in London on Monday, and he had a coffee in hand as he made his way through the capital.

Putting on a casual chic display for the outing, Kit stepped out in a dark blue T-Shirt which he teamed up with grey chino trousers.

Back: Kit Harington enjoyed a stroll in London on Monday as the actor was seen for the first time since his stint at a Connecticut wellness facility over 'stress and alcohol' issues

Back: Kit Harington enjoyed a stroll in London on Monday as the actor was seen for the first time since his stint at a Connecticut wellness facility over ‘stress and alcohol’ issues

Kit completed his ensemble by stepping out in dark blue suede shoes, while he had a large black duffle bag slung across one shoulder. 

His chocolate-brown locks were styled into tight curls atop his head, while he had wore a close-cropped beard for a ruggedly handsome look.

The actor was at the Connecticut retreat for almost a month, arriving weeks before the HBO show’s finale on May 19. 

The Privé-Swiss facility, which costs more than $120,000 a month, teaches its clients how to deal with stress and negative emotions. 

Relaxed look: Putting on a casual chic display for the outing, Kit stepped out in a dark blue T-Shirt which he teamed up with grey chino trousers

Relaxed look: Putting on a casual chic display for the outing, Kit stepped out in a dark blue T-Shirt which he teamed up with grey chino trousers

Outing: The Game Of Thrones star had a coffee in hand as he made his way through the capital

Outing: The Game Of Thrones star had a coffee in hand as he made his way through the capital

Privé-Swiss wellness retreat, Connecticut 

Opened in 2008, the private mental health clinic offers specialized programs for PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, executive burnout and drug addiction.

Their luxurious Connecticut retreat is just two hours drive from New York.

Their ‘Independent Intensive Program’ involves a week staying at the Water’s Edge Resort – a stunning beach resort in Westbrook, CT, including five-star suites, a spa and fine dining.

The week-long program incorporates 60 minute sessions of CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), art therapy, massages, yoga, meditation, as well as time with a clinical psychologist.

His publicist 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.’

At the time, a source revealed that Kit was at the facility ‘predominantly for stress and exhaustion and also alcohol’.

The source added: ‘His wife Rose is being extremely supportive. Everyone close to him really wanted him to get some rest. Right now, he just needs peace and quiet.’ 

A source claiming to be a friend told the New York Post that the actor was at the facility ‘predominantly for stress and exhaustion and also alcohol’. 

The end of the long-running HBO hit series Game Of Thrones was said to have reportedly struck Harington hard.

Treatment: The actor was at the Connecticut retreat for almost a month, arriving weeks before the HBO show’s finale on May 19

Treatment: The actor was at the Connecticut retreat for almost a month, arriving weeks before the HBO show’s finale on May 19

Checking in: The Privé-Swiss health retreat, which costs more than $120,000 a month to stay in, teaches clients how to deal with stress and negative emotions

Checking in: The Privé-Swiss health retreat, which costs more than $120,000 a month to stay in, teaches clients how to deal with stress and negative emotions

Looking after himself: His publicist 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'

Looking after himself: His publicist 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’

He went from virtual unknown to world stardom following his role in the series, in which he played the role of the courageous Snow, whose actions in the final episode were one of the show’s biggest shockers.

The finale attracted a record 19.3 million viewers in the U.S. alone.

He has been open in interviews during the long-running series about how the show has affected him and catapulted him to fame.

Harington admitted to breaking down in tears during the table read for the final season, as well as when he wrapped shooting for the last time.

Supportive: At the time, sources told the New York Post that his wife and former GoT co-star, Rose Leslie, was being 'extremely supportive' of Kit

Supportive: At the time, sources told the New York Post that his wife and former GoT co-star, Rose Leslie, was being ‘extremely supportive’ of Kit

In a two-hour documentary released by HBO after the finale, behind the scenes footage showed Harington tearing up when he learned that his character would kill his on-screen love Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).

‘My heart is breaking. I love this show more than anything. It has never been a job for me, it’s my life,’ he said in the documentary when his final scene was filmed.

Harington revealed in an interview with Variety in March that he sought therapy at the height of his GoT fame and was vulnerable following his character’s brief death at the end of the show’s fifth series.

‘My darkest period was when the show seemed to become so much about Jon, when he died and came back,’ Harington said.

Candid: Kit has been open in interviews during the long-running series about how the show has affected him and catapulted him to fame alongside co-star Emilia Clarke

Candid: Kit has been open in interviews during the long-running series about how the show has affected him and catapulted him to fame alongside co-star Emilia Clarke

‘I really didn’t like the focus of the whole show coming onto Jon – even though it was invalidating my problem about being the weak link because things were about Jon.’

‘When you become the cliffhanger of a TV show, and a TV show probably at the height of its power, the focus on you is f***ing terrifying.’

He went on to say that the period wasn’t a ‘very good time’ in his life.

‘I felt I had to feel that I was the most fortunate person in the world, when actually, I felt very vulnerable. 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 f***ing act.’

Landmark role: Harington, who starred as Jon Snow on the show for eight years, was reportedly undergoing treatment as the Game of Thrones finale was airing

Landmark role: Harington, who starred as Jon Snow on the show for eight years, was reportedly undergoing treatment as the Game of Thrones finale was airing

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