It seems life has imitated art in a devastating turn for Mad Men star Jon Hamm as the 44-year-old actor recently underwent treatment for alcohol abuse.
On Tuesday the star's publicist told TMZ that Hamm checked into the Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut for 30 days starting at the end of February this year.
"With the support of his longtime partner, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for his struggle with alcohol addiction," read his rep's formal statement. "They have asked for privacy and sensitivity going forward."
For nearly a decade Hamm has portrayed Don Draper, a man with his own demons and problem with alcohol, on AMC's ad agency drama.
It is uncertain whether or not Hamm has ever been treated for substance abuse before, though he has struggled with depression in the past. In 2014, the star told Esquire that his upbringing in the Midwest had not prepared him to talk about his problems following his mother's death.
Hamm did attend a screening of Mad Men in New York City on Saturday, though the actor did not address his hospital stay during the appearance. The actor had managed to keep his 30 day stay under wraps over the last two months despite the massive media coverage Mad Men has been receiving as it enters into the second half of its final season.
According to the Daily Mail on Monday, the Silver Hill Hospital appears to be a quiet facility. Established in 1931, the hospital specializes in the treatment of psychiatric problems and addiction.
At this time, Hamm has yet to personally speak about his addiction.
Mad Men will return on AMC for the remainder of its seventh and final season on Sunday, April 5.