Wishing Kit Harington AKA Jon Snow of Game of Thrones all the best
Regardless of how you felt about the Game of Thrones finale, one simple fact cannot be denied: the entire cast and crew deserve a deafening round of applause for giving us an unmatched cinematic experience that many of us will cherish and discuss for years to come.
The fact that the actors gave it their all is evident through how Emilia Clarke, our very own Dragon Queen, powered through aneurysms and quite literally battled death while shooting the series, coming out triumphant from amongst it all.
However, now, in the wake of the finale, the actor playing Jon Snow, Kit Harington, has checked into a wellness retreat to deal with personal issues
If you think back to his reaction to the finale in HBO’s The Last Watch – the documentary showing behind-the-scenes footage – you can tell that he was shocked, baffled and reduced to tears.
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) May 28, 2019
Harington needs time away to work on his mental well being, as confirmed by his representative as well
“Kit has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues.”
A report by Page Six also stated that Harington had been employing different techniques to combat the stress of the final season and its imminent end
Moreover, in an interview with Variety, Harington talked about the stress of being Jon Snow. He said, “[t]hat was a time when I started therapy and started talking to people. I had felt very unsafe, and I wasn’t talking to anyone.” He went on to state, “I really didn’t like the focus of the whole show coming onto Jon. “When you become the cliffhanger of a TV show, and a TV show probably at the height of its power, the focus on you is fucking terrifying.”
"I feel like my heart is breaking. I love this show more than anything. It has never been a job for me. It's been my life. And this will always be the greatest thing I will ever do or be a part of." – Kit Harington on the last day of fliming #GameOfThrones #TheLastWatch pic.twitter.com/nUQyb4VX1v
— Kit Harington (@Kit_Haringtcn) May 28, 2019
Fans everywhere are heartbroken to hear about this and are sending Harington their love, prayers and well wishes from across the globe.
I don’t wanna see anything but love towards kit harington, nothing but positive comments. He deserves the world and we don’t deserve him. Hope to see that beautiful radiant smile soon. I know he will heal, I know he is surrounded by love. pic.twitter.com/11EZEULDBa
— Cami (@acgontargaryen) May 28, 2019
Respect for Kit Harington for going to rehab to deal with his personal issues. A timely reminder that celebs are people too. Often forgotten all too easily.
— David Bedwell (@DavidBedwell) May 28, 2019
Wishing Kit Harington the best recovery🖤 pic.twitter.com/B0KjzdwgdV
— Narcissa Targaryen (@graygallaxy) May 28, 2019
I try not to post things related to celebrities and gossip, but let this be a reminder that you can never know the full story of what someone is going through based on their public persona.
Let’s hope Kit Harrington is able to find the help he needs. https://t.co/wLk31GqMPR
— Nathan H. Rubin (@NathanHRubin) May 28, 2019
This has even raised the concern around people criticizing the finale without any regard for the crew’s well being.
If you're making fun of Kit Harington for checking into rehab, you're the real joke. Saying "I guess the ending was that bad" isn't funny. He's a real person with real issues and he chose to get help. Don't fuel the misperceptions about mental health for the sake of a joke.
— Chris Eckstine (@ChrisEckstine) May 28, 2019
Literally shut up about Kit if you don’t have anything nice to say. Making jokes and talking sh*t about someone who is in rehab trying to get better is so gross. Some people on here are so disrespectful and heartless jfc
— 𝒜𝓊𝓇𝑜𝓇𝒶 • 𝒟𝒶𝓃𝓎 𝒾𝓈 𝒶𝓁𝒾𝓋𝑒 (@PhotosGoT) May 28, 2019
Often, we dole out too much criticism under the guise of humor, never fully empathizing with the individual on the receiving end. While this news is alarming, it’s a wake-up call to us all to realize that actors are not made of stone, nor are they immovable by nature. We must be more mindful and employ more tact while offering critique. And perhaps, we must halt the all-too-prevalent culture of trolling altogether.
We at MangoBaaz wish Kit Harington a speedy recovery. May he heal and come out stronger.
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