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Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke suffered through 2 aneurysms

"Khaleesi" Emilia Clarke opens up about her brain surgeries

Chandral Selim
Chandral Selim

3/22/2019 in News
Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke suffered through 2 aneurysms

"Game of Thrones" superstar Emilia Clarke, the actress we have to thank for the icon that is Daenerys Targaryen, has opened up about suffering through two aneurysms in a new tell-all feature in The New Yorker  published yesterday, March 21.

The actress felt as though she had "cheated death" after a nearly-fatal aneurysm in 2011 just after she finished shooting the first season of "Game of Thrones". She had to undergo brain surgery twice, the second supposedly a preventive surgery to "take care of" a smaller aneurysm, which ultimately turned into a disaster.

She wrote, "When they woke me, I was screaming in pain. The procedure had failed. I had a massive bleed and the doctors made it plain that my chances of surviving were precarious if they didn’t operate again. This time they needed to access my brain in the old-fashioned way—through my skull. And the operation had to happen immediately."

But on Emilia went, strong as ever, and battled through the most painful parts of the recovery process with the help of her family, her doctors, and her friends. She shared, "In the years since my second surgery I have healed beyond my most unreasonable hopes."

Due to her medical woes, Emilia is now heavily involved in charity. She helped develop SameYou which "aims to provide treatment for people recovering from brain injuries and stroke."

She is also "ambassador for the Royal College of Nursing and Nursing Now, a global campaign working to raise the profile and status of nurses."

Catch Emilia in the final season of "Game of Thrones" which is slated to air this April 14.

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