Mad Men Actor Jon Hamm Treatment for Alcohol Abuse

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jon Hamm reveals he went to rehab for alcoholism before final Mad Men season.Mad Men actor Jonn Hamm has recently completed a course of treatment for alcoholism. He entered rehab to tackle his addiction with the support of longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt. Seven years, holding a scotch every day for work is probably not good for anyone, even if it’s only really apple juice on set, it’d probably become a habit in your own time.

The 44-year-old actor has played Don Draper, a troubled advertising executive with a dark past and drinking problems of his own, for seven seasons of Matthew Weiner’s Madison Avenue-set drama. His role brought repeated Emmy award nominations and profile of an actor whose career had comprised mostly of smaller guest and supporting roles in film and television.

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Jon Hamm reveals he went to rehab for alcoholism before final Mad Men season.

In a 2013 Observer interview, Jon Hamm spoke of the weight of expectation on well-known actors. “Our names tend to come with something attached – an audience and an expectation, and I guess a price tag. The challenge is to choose the right things to do“, he said. In the same interview, he draws attention between his own life and that of his character: “I’m not that methody. I am very cognisant that I am playing a character. Don Draper is a pretty dismal, despicable guy, so why I would want to take him home with me I don’t know“.

The Jon Hamm Treatment for Alcohol Abuse first reported by US gossip website TMZ on Monday, comes ahead of Mad Men’s final season premiere at the start of April. It has been revealed that the Mad Men actor has completed his 30 day stint at the Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut for alcohol abuse. He checked in at the end of February. It was not revealed when he checked out, but the TV icon was seen at a special screening of Mad Men in New York City on Saturday.

Job Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt have asked for “privacy and sensitivity”. Mad Men final season is set to premiere April 5.

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