‘Mad Men’ Star Jon Hamm Opens Up About Stint in Rehab
Jon Hamm quietly finished a 30-day stint in rehab recently and the star is ready to talk about his time away and the reasons behind it.
Earlier this week, the star’s rep released a statement about Jon’s time in treatment. A publicist for Hamm spoke with press saying, “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.”
The actor spoke to Australian magazine TV Week about his recent ordeal. “Life throws a lot at you sometimes and you have to deal with it as much as you can,” Jon told the mag.
“I’ve said in varying ways that acting can be a difficult endeavour, 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,” he continued.
Don’t look for the star to continue sharing details on the personal matter, however. “I understand it constitutes news these days,” he said, “but it’s between me and my family and not something for public consumption.”
Mad Men returns for its final season on AMC on April 5th.