Emilia Clarke claims two aneurysms caused a "missing" portion of her brain.
Emilia Clarke, a star of Game of Thrones, has spoken candidly about the effects of having suffered two potentially fatal aneurysms on her brain, life, and acting career.
In 2019, Clarke first revealed that she has survived two aneurysms in an essay for
The New Yorker,
-as she indicated the health scares began just after the success of the first season of
Game of Thrones.
On Sunday, the HBO series star added that the aneurysms, essentially strokes, eliminated portions of her brain as revealed by a scan.
Clarke had immediate brain surgery to seal off the aneurysm, an operation that put her health at great risk.
She told the BBC program that her starring role in
Game of Thrones
was helpful in giving her purpose as she recovered from the aneurysms.
“There’s quite a bit missing, which always makes me laugh. Because strokes, basically, as soon as any part of your brain doesn’t get blood for a second, it’s gone.
And so the blood finds a different route to get around, but then whatever bit it’s missing is therefore gone. It shows how little of our brains we need,” Clarke explained.
Hopefully Clarke has totally recovered from the aneurysms and they won't have any lasting effects on her. We send her well wishes for the future.
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