Jon Hamm completes rehab after spending 30 days in a Connecticut facility. There weren’t a lot of details released other than he checked into Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan at the end of last month. News of the Mad Men star’s battle with alcohol addiction comes less than two weeks before the April 5 premiere of Season 7 — Part 2 of the final season.
Reps for Hamm released a statement to TMZ.
“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.”
E! News highlights some past interviews of Hamm’s that relate to news of his addiction. In a 2008 interview with the Guardian, the Mad Men star talked about the daily struggles of Hollywood. He said the older you get, the more you realize you’re not getting away with what you could when you were younger. He also brought up the drinking viewers see on Mad Men.
“I gave up [smoking] 10 years ago when I started teaching kids. I don’t miss the hacking cough in the morning or the mouth that tastes like cat litter, but I miss it when I’m on this show. It’s glamorous, I got to tell you. In the show, we know smoking kills, but we don’t give a s**t [the cast puffs away on herbal cigarettes]. These guys had three-martini lunches… I appreciate alcohol. I love the place that alcohol holds in our society, but I’d never attempt to drink as much as Draper.”
Now that Jon Hamm completes rehab, it makes you wonder if his alcohol addiction wasn’t present a few years back. In a 2012 interview with Daily Mail, Jon Hamm, once again discussed the penchant Mad Men characters have for a drink. He was reportedly sipping a bourbon on the rocks during the interview.
“I don’t drink as much as Don Draper. I would be unconscious if I did.”
Jon’s character, Don Draper, is frequently seen pouring himself a glass of booze on the show, but the real focus tends to be on all of the other malcontent’s problems. His womanizing and personal battles with relationships usually crumble. He’s never quite fulfilled, no matter the monetary rewards or praise lavished upon him as a successful businessman. Draper appears to have it all, but behind closed doors he’s a lonely mess.
Although Jon Hamm completed rehab after a 30-day stint, he was successful in keeping his issues out of the public eye until he was ready for people to hear about it.
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