Jon Hamm Completes Alcohol Rehab

He seeks help ahead of final 'Mad Men' season debut
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2015 12:22 AM CDT
Jon Hamm Completes Alcohol Rehab
This photo released by AMC shows Jon Hamm as Don Draper on "Mad Men."   (AP Photo/AMC, Jaimie Trueblood)

Jon Hamm, who stars as hard-drinking Don Draper in Mad Men, has taken steps to deal with issues of his own. He has completed a 30-day rehab program for alcohol addiction at what TMZ calls a "high-end facility" in Connecticut, just ahead of the April 5 debut of the show's seventh and final season. "With the support of his longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for his struggle with alcohol addiction," a spokesperson says. "They have asked for privacy and sensitivity going forward."

Hamm hasn't discussed alcohol addiction before, but in an interview with Time last year, he described Draper as a "miserable drunk" who is "rotting from the inside out," the New York Daily News notes. "That's one of the biggest themes on the show: The outside looks great, the inside is rotten," he said. "That's New York City. That's America in the 60s. That's all that stuff. It all looks great and when you scratch the surface you're like, 'Oh, it's hollow and it's rotten.' It's advertising. Put some Vaseline on that food, make it shine and look good. Can't eat it, but it looks good." (More Jon Hamm stories.)

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