Jon Hamm Opens Up About Rehab Stint

The "Mad Men" star says "life throws a lot at you sometimes."

ByABC News
March 26, 2015, 9:31 AM

— -- Jon Hamm recently revealed a 30-day rehab stint for alcohol addiction and now is speaking out about the experience.

“Life throws a lot at you sometimes and you have to deal with it as much as you can," he told TV Week for an article published late Wednesday. "That’s why you have family and friends and co-workers to help you with that."

When the news broke Monday night about the rehab stint, Hamm's rep told ABC News that the "Mad Men" actor's "longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt" had been there to support him.

"They have asked for privacy and sensitivity going forward," his rep added.

Hamm added during his interview with TV Week, “I’ve been very fortunate that throughout the most recent 24-hour period, I’ve had a lot of family and friends support me. I guess that’s all I will say about that."

When asked if there was any connection between the rehab stint and the hard-drinking character he plays on TV, Hamm said, "Obviously, there can be a lot of discussion about how much of this is related to that and honestly I don’t have much to say about that either."

Hamm has played ad executive Don Draper in the AMC drama series "Mad Men" since 2007.

He continued, "I understand it constitutes news these days, but it’s between me and my family and not something for public consumption.”