Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones Star “Mother of Dragon” Reveals She Had Brain Surgery After TWO Aneurysms Left Sections Of Her Brain Unusable 

Hollywood actress, Emilia Clarke recently spoke on how she should not be able to speak after two aneurysms left sections of her brain was declared “no longer usable”.


The 35-year-old actress, revealed how lucky she is among “really small minority” of people who have survived and been left with “no repercussions”.


Her first aneurysm burst in 2011 after she had filmed the first series of Game Of Thrones and caused a stroke while the second needed surgery in 2013 after scans showed it had doubled in size.

Emilia revealed to Sophie Raworth on BBC1’s Sunday Morning: “You gain a lot of perspective. The amount of my brain that is no longer usable… There’s quite a bit missing which always makes me laugh.”

Her life-saving treatment has left her with titanium in place of sections of her skull and scarring.

The actress who played the role of “Mother of Dragon” in the hit Sky Atlantic series, Game of Thrones, first suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage after the aneurysm a weak area in a blood vessel on the surface of the brain burst.

They are most common in people aged between 45 and 70 and can leave patients with extreme tiredness, problems sleeping, headaches, vision disturbances and loss of movement.

But Miss Clarke said she has been left unaffected, adding: “I can do a two and a half hour play every single night and not forget a line. I always had a good memory because it is the only skill as an actor… so your memory is obviously incredibly important and I consistently tested that.”

She said she gave up wondering about what is going on in her brain because “there’s no point in kind of continually racking your brains as to what might not be there because what you have now is great”.

Emilia Clarke is the founder of SameYou charity, to help those recovery from injuries and stroke.




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