March 27, 2015

Jon Hamm made his first public appearance following his stint in rehab at a Mad Men event sponsored by AMC where he broke his silence about his treatment.

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The 44-year-old told Australia’s TV Week, “Life throws a lot at you sometimes, and you have to deal with it as much as you can. 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’ve said in varying ways that acting can be a difficult endeavor, certainly not as difficult as the recent example I used of being a baby heart surgeon. It does present its own challenges…and so does life.” Jon added, “I understand it constitutes news these days, but it’s between me and my family and not something for public consumption.”

Jon also addressed whether his issues with alcohol have anything to do with playing booze-loving Don Draper saying, “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.”

Jon spent 30 days at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Conn. at the end of February.