Emilia Clarke is one of the lucky ones. The actress is reminiscing about the terrifying medical incidents that occurred to her while she was filming Game of Thrones.
While promoting her forthcoming West End debut in a production of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, the actress recently opened up to BBC Sunday Morning about her experience dealing with two brain aneurysms, the first of which occurred in 2011 and the second of which occurred in 2013.
She looked back on her experiences dealing with these conditions. Clarke revealed that the experience was “the most awful anguish” and went on to say that it was “very good to have Game of Thrones sweep me up and give me that purpose.”
When Clarke had to cope with her brain aneurysms the first time and the second time, she needed a large amount of time to heal.
After experiencing such a significant level of brain damage, the actress has expressed her gratitude for the fact that she is still able to go on living her life.
Emilia Clarke remarked, “It’s incredible that I am able to communicate and live my life fully normally with zero repercussions, considering the amount of my brain that is no longer usable.”
Clarke expressed astonishment at the fact that she is “in the really, really, minimal minority of people that can survive that,” but she also disclosed that there is “quite a bit missing” in her brain.
Strokes,” in a nutshell, are when a portion of your brain dies because it does not receive blood for even a single second.
Therefore, the blood takes a different path to reach its destination, but whatever part was absent is now no longer present,” she explained.
The first time that Clarke discussed her aneurysms publicly was in 2019, when she wrote a first-person essay for The New Yorker in which she described the very painful procedures and lengthy rehabilitation processes that she had to go through.
Having said so, she went on to tell how she had been given the assurance that she was now well, and she expressed appreciation for both her survival and her neurological wellbeing.