LOS ANGELES (AFP) – “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm has completed a stint in rehab for alcohol addiction, shortly before the final season of the hit TV series airs, a publicist said Wednesday.
Hamm, who plays dashing, hard-drinking New York ad man Don Draper, checked into a high-end facility in Connecticut at the end of February for 30 days, according to the TMZ celebrity news website.
“With the support of his longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt, (Hamm) recently completed treatment for his struggle with alcohol addiction,” said publicist Annett Wolf in a statement.
“They have asked for privacy and sensitivity going forward,” she added.
“Mad Men” will come to an end this year after a near-eight-year run met with wide critical acclaim. The final season premieres on US screens on April 5.
The success of the series contributed to the current wave of expensive, high-quality TV dramas borrowing production techniques — and, increasingly, actors — from the cinema industry.