Game of Thrones actor Emilia Clarke, who portrayed the role of Daenerys Targaryen, recently talked about the two brain aneurysms she suffered while filming the show in 2011 and 2013.
She had aphasia after the aneurysms, because of which, at one point, she was unable to recall her name. However, Emilia Clarke’s memory has not suffered long-term effects.
GOT actor Emilia Clarke talk about her recent brain surgery
In a conversation, the 35-year-old actor said, “The amount of my brain that is no longer usable – it’s remarkable that I can speak, sometimes articulately, and live my life completely normally with absolutely no repercussions.”
Further, she also opened up on how some of the parts of her brain, are missing ever since she underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm.
She explained, “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.” A really small minority of people can survive that she added.
What are two brain aneurysms?
A brain aneurysm is a bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel caused by a weakness in the blood vessel wall, usually where it branches.
In 2019, the Game of Thrones actor even created a charity for brain injury and stroke victims called SameYou.