Jon Hamm completes rehab for alcohol abuse ahead of final Mad Men premiere

Jon Hamm has completed a 30-day stint in a treatment centre for alcohol abuse, a spokesperson for the star has confirmed. The Mad Men actor entered rehab to tackle his addiction with the support of his long-term partner Jennifer Westfeldt, publicist Annett Wolf said in a statement released on Tuesday, adding that the couple have asked for "privacy and sensitivity going forward".

According to TMZ, 44-year-old Jon sought help at the high-end Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut at the end of February.

Jon Hamm recently completed a 30-day stint in rehab for alcohol abuse

Jon is best known for playing Don Draper – a troubled advertising executive with drinking problems of his own – in the hit US TV show Mad Men. The role, which he has played for seven seasons, has brought the star repeated Emmy nominations and seen his profile dramatically rise.

In an interview with People magazine last year, Jon opened up about avoiding the pitfalls of fame. "There were a couple of years I was living on $5,000, so that's a pretty effective way to avoid that," he said of barely being able to pay his rent, let alone hit the party circuit.

"I was never into the club scene. I have a couple of friends who ran clubs and they'll call and say, 'Come out!'. And I’ll go and say, 'Oh yeah, I forgot, I don't like this. I feel like everybody's uncle or grandfather. I'm too old!'"

Jon Hamm has been playing Mad Men's Don Draper since July 2007

Jon has also previously stressed the differences between his own life and that of his Mad Men character. "I'm not that method," he said, during a 2013 interview with the Observer. "I am very cognisant that I am playing a character.

"Don Draper is a pretty dismal, despicable guy, so why I would want to take him home with me I don't know."

The disclosure of Jon's stint in rehab comes ahead of Mad Men's final season premiere at the start of April.