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'Game of Thrones' actress Emilia Clarke discusses the effects of a brain aneurysm on her body

By Hardik Wasanwal

Emilia Clarke is speaking out again about dealing with two brain aneurysms while working on the HBO show Game of Thrones. The actress, in an article for The New Yorker in 2019, revealed how she survived life-threatening aneurysms in 2011 and 2014.

In an interview with BBC's Sunday Morning, the actress explained how painful the experience was, but is grateful for Game of Thrones and for being alive.

"It was incredibly helpful 'Game of Thrones' sweeps me up and gives me that purpose." She also says "quite a lot is missing" when it comes to the parts of her brain.

"Stroke, basically, as soon as any part of your brain doesn't get blood for even a second, it's gone," she said. "So the blood finds a different way to circulate, but then whatever is missing is gone."

She went into more detail about the seriousness of what happened to her body and mind. "It's remarkable that I've been able to speak artistically at times, and live my life completely normally without consequences. I'm in a really, really, really small minority of people who do this. can be saved."