By Cheryl Steinberg
Jon Hamm, currently best known for his role as alcoholic ad man Don Draper on Mad Men, has just completed a 30-day stint in rehab for alcohol addiction just days before the debut of the hit show’s last season.
The actor checked himself into the high-end facility Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut at the end of February.
Representatives for Hamm released a statement, saying, “With the support of his longtime partner [actress and screenwriter] Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for his struggle with alcohol addiction. They have asked for privacy and sensitivity going forward.”
A trending star, Hamm’s role as advertising executive Don Draper in the AMC drama series Mad Men which came onto the scene in July 2007, won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series the following year in 2008. Before his break-out role as Draper, Hamm had supporting roles in The Town (2010), Sucker Punch (2011), and Bridesmaids (2011).
It seems Hamm’s trip to rehab for alcoholism is an unfortunate case of life imitating art.
It is not known if Hamm has struggled with alcohol in the past and it seems that this is his first time in rehab. Here’s to it being the only time. Our thoughts and well-wishes are with you, Mr. Hamm.
Alcohol use disorder, as it is now medically-recognized, is a serious medical condition that can range from problem drinking to full-blown alcoholism. If you think that your drinking puts you anywhere on that spectrum, or you know someone who is struggling, please call toll-free 1-800-951-6135 to speak with an Addiction Specialist. We are confidential and compassionate professionals who can answer your questions and help you weigh your options. And, we’re here 24/7.