Jon Hamm Opens Up About Rehab Stay
Jon Hamm checked himself into rehab near the end of February and stayed there for thirty days of treatment. He did it quietly and on his own without anyone else knowing, with the exception of those closest to him. He plays a character on Mad Men who is a heavy drinker, but no one really knew the struggles that the actor was facing in his personal life.
His representative said yesterday: “With the support of his longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for his struggle with alcohol addiction. They have asked for privacy and sensitivity going forward.”
He checked into Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut and completed treatment just recently. As Mad Men required his promotional duties for its final season, Jon Hamm came out to do some promotional work for the hit AMC show.
The actor broke his silence during an interview with Australia’s TV Week on Wednesday. He revealed, “Life throws a lot at you sometimes, and you have to deal with it as much as you can. I’ve been very fortunate that throughout the most recent 24-hour period, I’ve had a lot of family and friends support me.”
With regard to the parallels between Jon Hamm and his character Don Draper, he said, “Obviously there can be a lot of discussion about how much of this is related to that, and honestly I don’t have much to say about that either.”
He added, “I’ve said in varying ways that acting can be a difficult endeavor, certainly not as difficult as the recent example I used of being a baby heart surgeon. But it does present its own challenges, and so does life.”
So much can be said about his will to overcome any obstacles – we wish him nothing but the best and hope that the treatment he received was enough so that he can move past this and heal for good.