‘Queen for a reason’: Emilia Clarke HAILED for opening up about surviving two brain aneurysms

Emilia Clarke described her recovery as 'miraculous' and shared details about her near-fatal brain aneurysms in 2011 and 2013 while filming 'GoT'


                            ‘Queen for a reason’: Emilia Clarke HAILED for opening up about surviving two brain aneurysms
Fans called Emilia Clarke a ‘queen’ and ‘superhero’ for talking about surviving two brain aneurysms (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)
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Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke has opened up about surviving two life-threatening brain aneurysms on BBC's 'Sunday Morning Show.' She expressed gratitude for being able to live her life normally despite suffering terrifying medical emergencies while filming the HBO mega-hit series. Clarke had two near-fatal brain aneurysms in 2011 and 2013 while filming 'GoT' and went through long and painful recovery periods.

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Speaking about her condition, Clarke said, “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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Actor Emilia Clarke attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Revealing details about the time she saw her scans after two brain surgeries, the 'Game of Thrones' star added, “There’s quite a bit missing. Which always makes me laugh… Strokes, basically, as soon as any part of your brain doesn’t get blood for a second, it’s gone. So the blood finds a different route to get around, but then whatever bit is missing is therefore gone.”
 
“I thought, ‘Well, this is who you are. This is the brain that you have.’ So there’s no point in continually wracking your brains about what might not be there.” she added. 

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Emilia Clarke attends the SiriusXM Town Hall Special with the cast of 'Last Christmas' hosted by SiriusXM's Jessica Shaw on October 29, 2019 in New York City.
Emilia Clarke attends the SiriusXM Town Hall Special with the cast of 'Last Christmas' hosted by SiriusXM's Jessica Shaw on October 29, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)

Clarke opened up in detail about her health issues during the BBC show. She was promoting her production of Anton Chekhov’s play 'The Seagull' which opened on July 7, 2022, at the Harold Pinter Theater in London. The play marks the actress's big theatre debut. During the interview looking back at the difficult recovery, Clarke said, “It was the most excruciating pain. It was incredibly helpful to have ‘Game of Thrones’ sweep me up and give me that purpose.”

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Clark's interview was posted by 'Culture Crave' on their Twitter account. 



 

Ardent ‘GoT’ fandom thronged social media, expressing their admiration for the actor. “Queen for a reason,” said a fan.

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“TWO!?!?!? AND SHE'S FINE?!?!?! THAT'S MORE METAL THAN ANYTHING DAENERYS HAS DONE!!!” a fan added.

“My Queen! Daenerys Stormborn; First of her name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, The Mother of Dragons, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, The Unburnt, The Breaker of Chains. She deserved everything, even judt to burn it down,” shared another fan.

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“Tough little lady. Also, praise scientific medicine,” another fan said. “The mother of dragons for a reason,” a fan noted.

“Amazing what em went through you wouldn't think it all she does is joke chat just a totally great person,” said a fan. “She’s a damn superhero,” said another fan.


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Clarke also gave an insight into her character in the play ‘The Seagull’ which opened on July 7, 2022. She said, “The opportunity to play Nina in ‘The Seagull’ on the West End stage with a lauded, applauded incredible director like Jamie Lloyd — it’s been a kind of profound experience…It’s daring taking such a beloved and well-known play like this and putting it in such a modern, stripped-back, bare format, It’s why you do theater. It’s so exciting.”

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