Kit Harington Returns Home to London Following Stay at Treatment Center

The Game of Thrones star sought help for "personal issues"

By Cydney Contreras Jun 19, 2019 7:54 PMTags
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Kit Harington is back to living life as usual in London.

The Game of Thrones star was spotted in the English city on Monday, where he looks healthier than ever. He braved the summer heat in a pair of jeans and a blue t-shirt.  According to a source, the Game of Thrones star left the treatment center about a week ago and is back home in London.

"He's feeling a bit better and forging ahead. It was a positive experience for him to get away and be able to recharge without the day to day stressors and outside influences," the source shares. "He got some clarity and is feeling hopeful."

The source adds that during his time at the wellness center "he learned a lot about himself and is very focused on feeling better."

Returning to the U.K. has also made the star "happy" and the source says he's ready "to get back to life." For the moment, the insider shares, "He's taking small steps and living one day at a time."

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It's been just weeks since it was revealed that Kit had checked into a treatment center to get some much-needed R&R following the conclusion of Game of Thrones. At the time, his rep confirmed, "Kit has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues."

A source later told E! News that the end of the HBO series was a source of great sadness in the actor's life. "He has felt lost since the show ended. It was his life for so long and the realization that it is over has caused a lot of stress and despair," a source explained. 

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Moreover, his role in the mega-popular show was, understandably, "everything to him." The insider said that Kit struggled with finding "who he is and what is next" for him in his career. 

His desire to move on, as well as the difficulty of coping in the public eye, is what ultimately encouraged him to seek treatment in the small town of Connecticut, according to the source. "He just needed to go away and deal with things in a peaceful and private place," the source said.

His wife, Rose Leslie, also played a part in helping Kit. An insider told E! News, "She was very encouraging. Seeing Kit struggle was stressful for her, as well. She absolutely agreed that he needed to get some help so that he could feel better."

Rose looked happy and care-free when she was recently spotted at a music festival in England. She and Kit will celebrate their first wedding anniversary later this month. 

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