Jon Hamm is on the road to recovery after completing a 30-day stint in a rehabilitation centre to treat alcohol abuse, a spokesperson for the star has confirmed.
The Mad Men star entered rehab to tackle his addiction with the support of his longtime partner, Jennifer Westfeldt, publicist Annett Wolf said in a statement released on Tuesday, adding that the couple have asked for “privacy and sensitivity going forward.”
The 44-year-old actor reportedly sought help at the high-end Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut at the end of February.
Jon is best known for playing Don Draper – a troubled advertising executive with drinking problems of his own – in the hit US TV show Mad Men. The role, which he has played for seven seasons, has brought the star repeated Emmy nominations and seen his profile dramatically rise.
In an interview with People magazine last year, Jon opened up about avoiding the pitfalls of fame. “There were a couple of years I was living on $5,000, so that’s a pretty effective way to avoid that,” he said of barely being able to pay his rent, let alone hit the party circuit.
“I was never into the club scene. I have a couple of friends who ran clubs and they’ll call and say, ‘Come out!’. And I’ll go and say, ’Oh yeah, I forgot, I don’t like this. I feel like everybody’s uncle or grandfather. I’m too old!’”
Jon has also previously stressed the differences between his own life and that of his Mad Men character. “I’m not that method,” he said, during a 2013 interview with the Observer. “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 disclosure of Jon’s stint in rehab comes ahead of Mad Men’s final season premiere at the start of April.