The actress Emilia Clarke talked about how difficult the experience was but expressed her gratitude for Game of Thrones and for being alive in an interview with BBC‘s Sunday Morning. “Game of Thrones” sweeping me up and giving me that purpose was really helpful.” When it comes to certain areas of her brain, she also says “there’s quite a bit missing.”
She added that some of her brain is no longer functional, “It’s amazing that I can speak, occasionally with clarity, and go about my daily activities normally without experiencing any negative effects. I am among the extremely, extremely, extremely small minority of people who can make it through that.”
Emilia Clarke gives an update after surviving 2 brain aneurysms During Game of Thrones
An arterial wall bulging known as a brain aneurysm. The National Institutes of Health warn that if it gets too big, it can explode and cause fatal haemorrhage. According to the American Heart Association, 3 to 5 percent of people have brain aneurysms, also known as cerebral aneurysms.
According to the Mayo Clinic, a burst brain aneurysm can result in the subarachnoid haemorrhage type of stroke that Clarke had.
In an essay she wrote for The New Yorker in 2019, Clarke discussed her medical journey.