Emilia Clarke Describes Experiencing "The Most Excruciating Pain" From Two Brain Aneurysms

Emilia Clarke has endured. The actress recalls the terrifying medical crises she had while filming Game of Thrones.

In an interview with BBC Sunday Morning, the actress recently opened up about her upcoming West End debut in a production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull.

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She remembered suffering with two brain aneurysms, the first in 2011 and the second in 2013.

Clarke said, "It was the most agonising pain."

"Having Game of Thrones sweep me up and give me that purpose was really beneficial." she continued.

Both times Clarke had to cope with brain aneurysms, she needed a lot of time to heal.

The actress claims that, in light of the extensive harm done to her brain, she is just grateful to be alive today.

Given how much of my brain is no longer functional, Clarke said, "it's amazing that I can communicate and live my life perfectly regularly with no consequences at all."

In a first-person account she wrote for The New Yorker in 2019, Clarke first discussed the aneurysms and described the gruelling procedures and recovery procedures she experienced.

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