Enquirer: Jon Hamm is a boozehound & he might need rehab

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Back in January, The Enquirer ran a story about Jennifer Aniston’s alleged drinking problem. It was an interesting piece, especially considering that it came on the heels of a public outing where he seemed noticeably drunk to many people. So, The Enquirer is following in their grand tradition with this story, sort of. According to one eyewitness and some unnamed sources around Hollywood, Jon Hamm is quite the boozehound. Much like Aniston, The Hamm is past 40, and this kind of fall-down drunkenness can no longer be excused with “Oh, he’s so young, he doesn’t know his limits.” The Hamm is beyond the age where people shrug their shoulders – when a 40-plus man gets “Hammered,” it’s not really appropriate. If any of this is true, that is.

Friends of Jon Hamm fear that he is taking after his hard-drinking TV character Don Draper – and if he doesn’t back off the bottle, he could land in rehab. Hamm was spotted July 1 stumbling out of Little Dom’s restaurant in LA with his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt.

“In my opinion, he was absolutely blind drunk!” an eyewitness told The Enquirer. “I was walking in as he was leaving around midnight, and as I opened the door for him, he almost fell out of the bar. I asked him if he was alright as he tripped out of the door and mumbled something incoherently. Jennifer followed right behind him and rolled her eyes.”

Jon is one Hollywood’s leading men. But when the cameras stop rolling, he hit’s the party trail.

“On the set, Jon’s always as sober as a preacher,” a show insider told The Enquirer. “But when he’s not working, he likes to cut loose with a drink or two… or more! By the end of night, he often seems blotto. His nickname is “Hammered.”

Jon’s party-hearty behavior began surfacing two years ago when he got totally drunk at the Golden Globes parties, according to published reports.

“Jon’s a hell of a nice guy,” said the insider. “But his drinking has caused whispers. No one wants to see him end up in rehab.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition]

I tend to believe that this is at least partially true. The Hamm likes going to parties, and he seems to enjoy his cocktails too. My guess is that he’s probably able to hold his liquor and then some, and he’s probably what I think of as a Social Drinker (but my definition of “social drinker” is not the same as AA’s, just FYI). I believe he’s a nice guy, I believe he’s super-professional, and I believe that he probably has one too many drinks during his downtime, when he’s not working. I sincerely hope he’s not falling out of bars at his age, but maybe he is. If he is, then this is his one and only flaw: he’s a boozehound. A sexy, Hamm-Dongy boozehound who needs help taking off his pants. Mmm…NO. I would never take advantage of a liquor-soaked Hamm Dong. NEVER. Okay, I would, but only if he drunkenly came on to me. And by that, I mean that he whispers “You know I don’t wear underwear, right?”

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  1. jb says:

    The ball-cap, aviators and beard combo is perfection. Oh, Hammy…

  2. B says:

    He would have been the perfect Superman.

  3. dannyexplosion says:

    I raise my glass to you sir. Live it up!

  4. WillyNilly says:

    When did we become to puritanical about booze in HWood? Until he pulls a Lilo and stops showing up for work and ‘borrowing’ things, I think we can move past this dumb little story.

  5. arock says:

    “…nick name is hammered…” love it. slightly more awesome as a result.

  6. vanessa says:

    I’ve definitely seen him with hangover face, but who cares? He’s still a pro still sexy even with it. Party on Hammered!

  7. mln76 says:

    I think like many childless people over a certain age he likes to party a bit-until he’s unprofessional enough to get drunk at a public function *cough*award show presentation*cough* or is papped drunk on a regular basis I’ll give him a pass.

  8. ELA says:

    sounds pretty normal to me but I’m Irish so maybe that’s why!

  9. Sloane Wyatt says:

    *clutches pearls*, A grown ass man who occasionally drinks too much.

    Whatever.

  10. Jen34 says:

    So he had a bit too much to drink at a high profile event. People talk afterwards. It doesn’t mean he has a problem.

  11. pwal says:

    Errr… were the Enquirer concerned when a hung over Danny Devito went on The View? Were they concerned when Danny revealed that George Clooney was behind the alcohol-soaked night out?

    Jon’s an adult – he can get his drink on if he wants. As many have mentioned, if it impacts his work and his relationship, then that should be a concern.

  12. Heatheradair says:

    aw, they’re just aching to come up with ANY downside to the reigning prince of hollywood. nice try, enquirer. Nice try.

  13. Liz says:

    this is frankly none of our business and is a matter that concerns no one else but he and his girlfriend(family) – we need to butt out. if he has a problem, it’s his problem. everyone has issues

  14. Emily says:

    I would be happy to check Jon into a very discreet, private rehab center called My Bedroom if he needs to dry out for a while.

    I agree with ELA, maybe this is my Scotch-Irish blood talking, but there is a difference between being a lush (someone who likes their drink but would never let it interfere with work) and a real alcoholic who lets their drinking get in the way of all their personal and professional relationships.

  15. carrie says:

    i don’t know if he parties too hard but in Cannes this year,he was at every party

  16. Ellen Ripley says:

    I’m childless, (pushing) 40, and love my booze too. Cheers, gang!

  17. Tiffany says:

    I am a childless adult woman who goes to work on time and does their job well and on my days off like to go out and enjoy a cocktail. What does that make me? Enquirer could have made this beilevable if they did not state the obvious and say they man is a pro on sets. Dumb Enquirer. Just heard on the local station that he is here in STL, if he is here for the U2 concert I will just have to keep him company. YUM.

  18. Andrea says:

    I knew it…….you can’t be that hot and have that huge of a dong without something being wrong.
    Hey, that rhymes!

  19. Chris says:

    He’s a method actor staying in character for Mad Men.

  20. Talie says:

    If you ever get the chance to hang with the Mad Men crew…they like to PARTY. It’s why that cast is so popular at these after-parties for award shows. January probably toned it down due to her pregnancy, but Jon is most likely still tearing it up…

  21. gloaming says:

    John Hamm enjoys a drink?

    Oh. My. God.

    Shocking!

  22. lexirei says:

    Hmmm…I had no idea Aniston was a man.

  23. Anonymei says:

    LOL Emily. You and millions of other women

  24. Anti-icon says:

    If it’s not true, he should SUE THE ENQUIRER. Having said that, aren’t these “he/she’s a drugger/alcie” stories kind of played out?

    I mean, today’s camera phones pretty much document in real time who’s hitting what too hard. Tabloid newspapers need to fold up shop and go away.

  25. pebbles says:

    Yabba dabba doooooooo……this guy reminds me of Fred Flintstone.

  26. mimi says:

    What’s the issue really? He parties like movie stars always have. Shrug!!
    Love him so I’m soft on him I guess.

  27. ZenB!tch says:

    Oh dear, he’s over 40 and drinks. Call the social police! No one told me I only had 18 years to drink. Thank goodness I started early.

    He’s a grown man, he seems responsible (we would have heard if he wasn’t), he doesn’t have kids, he has a designated driver (assuming she is not a lush as well), he’s not made a spectacle of himself (see Paz de la Huerta), WHO THE F cares?

  28. TIMMY says:

    Whoever this clown is he represents 90% of society. He loves to have a few drinks………

  29. Louisa says:

    When I saw at the first picture my first thought was Ms. Jennifer Westfeldt was probably covering her nose because of the smell possibly emanating from Jon Hamm’s armpits.

  30. Dannie says:

    Gimme a break. I am sure he likes to party and perhaps parties longer than his lady would like at times, but this doesn’t mean he has a problem. This story is probably more indicative of how uptight the American culture is about drinking and how it also loves to label behaviours.

  31. OriginalGracie says:

    @Emily: “I would be happy to check Jon into a very discreet, private rehab center called My Bedroom if he needs to dry out for a while.”

    Oh, that is so delicious! When you’re done with him, send him my way!

  32. the original bellaluna says:

    LMAO @ ZenBitch

    Seems to me it could be a one-off event. It’s not like he’s consistently photog’d on his knees outside a bar or club like SOME people. *arched brow & side-eye @ Blohan*

  33. poopie says:

    geez i had NO IDEA that drinking over the age of 40 was uncool. where did that rule originate ? this sounds like it’s coming from a therapist who says drinking wine with a meal is okay, but ANY OTHER DRINKING makes you an alcoholic. no social drinking JUST TO DRINK and def NO DRINKING ALONE ! CALL THE SOCIAL POLICE STAT !

  34. gobo says:

    That white suit… God it’s sexy.

  35. lucy2 says:

    Doesn’t everyone get drunk at the Golden Globes?
    I picture him as a social drinker too, I don’t think it’s anywhere near what NE is suggesting.

  36. UKHels says:

    poor guy – have a few on me darling, don’t let them stop you drinking!

    I know alcoholism is serious but it gets bandied round too much (like mental illness)