Emilia Clarke Suffered From Brain Aneurysms says parts of her brain are ‘missing’
Emilia Clarke suffered two brain aneurysms, which she describes as “the most excruciating pain” but she is thankful for her recovery and the opportunity to continue filming “Game of Thrones”
She added, in an interview for BBC’s “It was incredibly helpful to have ‘Game of Thrones’ sweep me up and give me that purpose,” “Sunday Morning.”
The actress had two life-threatening aneurysms in 2011 and 2013, and she just revealed that “there’s quite a bit missing.” in her brain.
The brain dies “Strokes, basically, as soon as any part of your brain doesn’t get blood for a second it’s gone,” Clarke explained, summarising the effects of a stroke. Consequently,”So the blood finds a different route to get around, but then whatever bit is missing is therefore gone.”
She continued by saying “it’s remarkable that I am able to speak, sometimes articulately, and live my life completely normally with absolutely no repercussions. I am in the really, really, really small minority of people that can survive that.”
Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen on the hit HBO series, is presently acting as Nina in “The Seagull” on London’s West End.