It was reported yesterday that Mad Men star Jon Hamm has recently just emerged from a stint in rehab, whereby the actor had checked himself in for thirty days. He seems fighting fit at the moment however and is currently doing press and promotional work for the second half of the final series of Mad Men.

Hamm had initially only commented via a rep, however yesterday he spoke about it to 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," he said.

The actor was inevitably asked about the similarities with his heavy drinking character on Mad Men, Don Draper, to which he 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."

He added: "I've said in varying ways that acting can be a difficult endeavour, certainly not as difficult as the recent example I used of being a baby heart surgeon. But it does present its own challenges, and so does life."