Game Of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke on missing ‘a part of brain’: It’s remarkable that I am able to speak

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Actress Emilia Clarke became a global star with her stint as Daenaerys Targaryen aka Khaleesi in Game Of Thrones. The show became one of the most popular and watched shows worldwide and throughout its 8 seasons, it enjoyed an unmatchable fandom and hype. Emelia’s career received a big lift due to the show, but it also was the time she suffered from some difficult time in her personal life.

 

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Emilia Clarke recently opened up about surviving two brain aneurysms during the shoot of the fantasy drama and how her life has been after the surgeries, in her recent appearance on BBC1. She shared, “You gain a lot of perspective. The amount of my brain that is no longer usable – it’s remarkable that I am able to speak, sometimes articulately, and live my life completely normally with absolutely no repercussions. I am in the really, really, really small minority of people that can survive that.”

 

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For the unversed, a brain aneurysm is a weakness in a blood vessel in the brain that balloons and fills with blood, and can cause bleeding into the brain when they explode. Emilia’s first aneurysm burst after she had finished the shoot of the first season of GOT in 2011 and caused a stroke. The second burst happened in 2013 as scans showed the aneurysm had doubled in size and thus she had to be operated on.

 

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Emilia went on to explain her condition as she shared, “There’s quite a bit (of my brain) 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.”

 

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The actress went on to say that she is astounded that even despite her condition, she is able to learn her lines well. She recently made her debut on the West End stage as Nina in The Seagull, and has been pulling off the two-and-a-half-hour play every single night. She was last seen on screen in Last Christmas in 2019 and has a couple of interesting projects in the pipeline including The Amazing Maurice, The Pod Generation and McCarthy.

 

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