“Game of Thrones,” Actress Emilia Clarke Says Parts Of Her Brain Are ‘Missing’ Following Two Aneurysms

Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke recently opened up about suffering two brain aneurysms during the filming of the popular HBO series.

In a recent interview with BBC Sunday Morning, she shared, “It was the most excruciating pain,” adding that it was “incredibly helpful to have Game of Thrones sweep me up and give me that purpose.”

Clarke continued, “The amount of my brain that is no longer usable, it’s remarkable that I am able to speak and live my life completely normally with absolutely no repercussions.” She went on to explain that she’s “in the really, really, really small minority of people that can survive that.” However, she shared that there is “quite a bit missing” from her brain.

“Strokes, basically, as soon as any part of your brain doesn’t get blood for a second, it’s gone. So the blood finds a different route to get around, but then whatever bit is missing is therefore gone,” Clarke said.

Clarke previously spoke about surviving two life-threatening aneurysms in a 2019 article for the New Yorker.

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