• Kit Harington said he "went through some pretty horrible stuff" in the years since "Game of Thrones" ended
  • He admitted he once battled suicidal thoughts as he "went through periods of real depression"
  • He has been sober for two and a half years after seeking treatment for alcohol addiction in a Connecticut facility

Kit Harington is opening up about his struggles with alcohol, admitting that he contemplated suicide during moments of depression.

In an interview with Sunday Times Magazine, the 34-year-old British actor revealed that he "went through some pretty horrible stuff" in the years since the HBO fantasy drama series ended in 2019.

"Things that have happened to me since 'Thrones' ended, and that were happening during 'Thrones,' were of a pretty traumatic nature and they did include alcohol," he told the outlet.

Harington has been sober for two and a half years following a stint in rehab. But while he is now "very happy" and "content" with his life, he said he once battled suicidal thoughts.

When asked by the publication whether he ever contemplated suicide, Harington responded, "The answer is yes. Yes of course. I went through periods of real depression where I wanted to do all sorts of things."

Harington — who married his "GoT" co-star Rose Leslie in 2018 and welcomed their firstborn, a son, in February — decided to open up about his experiences in the hopes of being able to help "someone, somewhere."

"But I definitely don’t want to be seen as a martyr or special. I’ve been through something, it’s my stuff. If it helps someone, that’s good," the actor clarified.

Harington had sought treatment at a Connecticut treatment facility in 2019 for "substances" and "behaviors," which he describes as "mainly alcohol." He told the publication that he hit rock bottom during that time.

"You get to a place where you feel like you are a bad person, you feel like you are a shameful person," he explained. "And you feel that there’s no way out, that’s just who you are."

But he said he has since developed a much more positive outlook after leaving rehab. "And getting sober is the process of going, ‘No, I can change.’ One of my favorite things I learnt recently is that the expression ‘a leopard doesn’t change its spots’ is completely false: that a leopard actually does change its spots," Harington said.

The actor continued, "I just think that’s the most beautiful thing. It really helped. That was something I kind of clung to; the idea that I could make this huge fundamental change in who I was and how I went about my life."

Harington also credited his wife with teaching him "kindness" and shared that they enjoyed "dare I say romance" during the lockdown at their country home after he finished his stint at rehab.

Harington, who achieved worldwide fame as Jon Snow on "Game of Thrones," also revealed in an interview with SiriusXM’s "The Jess Cagle Show" earlier this month that the brutal and violent nature of the hit HBO series took a toll on his mental health.

"I went through…some mental health difficulties after ‘Thrones’ and during the end of ‘Thrones,’ to be honest, and I think it was directly to do with the nature of the show, and what I’ve been doing for years," he said.

Fans will soon be able to see Harington on the big screen as he is set to star in Marvel’s "Eternals" as the Black Knight, a.k.a. Dane Whitman. The movie hits theaters on Nov. 5.

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Actor Kit Harington arrives at the premiere of Open Road's "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, California, Oct. 24, 2012. Getty Images