‘GoT’ Star Emilia Clarke Lost Parts of Her Brain: ‘Unbearable Agony’

After aneurysms, Emilia Clarke no longer has access to all areas of the brain. Now the ‘Game of Thrones’ star is talking about the background.

British actress Emilia Clarke has reported on the experiences after her two brain aneurysms. In a BBC interview on the Sunday morning show, she revealed that parts of her brain had become unusable since then. However, she belongs to a “really, really, really small minority” who survived such a serious illness and felt “no impairment”.

It is remarkable that she can still speak at all. “It was unbearable agony,” said the 35-year-old. Her work on “Game of Thrones” shook her up and gave her purpose. Clarke suffered a life-threatening stroke in 2011, aged 24, after a vessel involved in a brain aneurysm ruptured.

In 2013, another aneurysm in her head had to be removed in another operation, which also caused a stroke. The bleeding was even more profuse than the first time, Clarke later wrote in a guest article for The New Yorker magazine.

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