Emilia Clarke says “quite a bit” of her brain is missing after surviving two aneurysms

Emilia Clarke is talking openly about the brain aneurysms she had in the past and said it’s “amazing” that she can still speak.

Emilia Clarke is shocked at how normally she is still able to live her life after overcoming two potentially fatal brain aneurysms. She attributes this to her work on Game of Thrones, which gave her a sense of purpose during those trying times.

As she was promoting her West End premiere in a production of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull at the Harold Pinter Theater, the actress spoke about her recent health problems in an interview with the BBC’s Sunday Morning. She described the aneurysms as being the most agonizing agony possible.

Having Game of Thrones sweep me up and give me that purpose was very beneficial. Between seasons of the HBO series, in 2011, and again in 2013, Clarke experienced aneurysms, both of which necessitated protracted recuperation times to address the resulting brain damage.

Emilia Clarke is a bit happy that she could communicate as earlier

Emilia Clarke

The portion of my brain that is no longer functional, she added, “it’s amazing that I can talk, sometimes articulately, and live my life fully regularly with no consequences at all. I belong to the extremely, extremely, extremely small minority of individuals who can endure it.

Emilia Clarke said, “There’s quite a bit missing. I remember looking at my brain scans following both medical events. Which is always funny… A stroke occurs when any area of the brain goes without blood for a brief period. To avoid this, the blood takes an alternative path, but whatever was missed is now lost. She did, however, add that as a result of her illness and recovery process, she’s also learned how to embrace herself exactly as she is right now.

“Well, this is who you are,” she said as she continued. You have a brain like this. Therefore, there is no purpose in constantly speculating about what might not be there.

In her article “A Battle For My Life,” published in 2019, Emilia Clarke revealed that she had a subarachnoid hemorrhage at age 24 and fainted between seasons one and two of Game of Thrones. This was the first time she had spoken publicly about her health concern.

She wrote, “My full name is Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clark.” But I now found it difficult to recall. Instead, I started speaking incoherently and panicked out loud. I’d never felt terror like it before—a sensation of catastrophe approaching.

My future self could see it, and I decided it wasn’t worth living. I have to memorize my lines since I’m an actress. I couldn’t remember my name right now. At my worst, I wanted to turn out the light.

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