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    Emilia Clarke Opens Up About Surviving Two Brain Hemorrhages

    The ‘Game of Thrones’ actress, Emilia Clarke, shared her experiences of battling two major strokes of Brain Aneurysm. The 35-year-old actress said that she lost parts of her brain in 2011 and 2013.

    A brain aneurysm is defined as a weak spot in the wall of the blood vessels in the brain. The blood vessels bulge in that area, looking like a berry hanging from the stem. If it ruptures or leaks, it can cause bleeding inside the brain, becoming an alarming medical condition.

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    Emilia Clarke shares pictures of her time battling with Brain Aneurysm
    Emilia Clarke shares pictures of her time battling with Brain Aneurysm

    Emilia appeared on BBC One’s Sunday Morning on July 17. During the show, she shared about her post-aneurysm life.

    Emilia 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.” 

    Clarke also talked about her brain scans. When she saw the scans she thought, “here’s quite a bit missing! Which always makes me laugh.” She also added, “Because strokes, 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.”

    The ‘Daenerys Targaryen’ Actor Suffered From Aphasia

    Emilia Clarke in The Seagull
    Emilia Clarke in The Seagull

    After surviving the aneurysms, Emilia suffered from aphasia. She couldn’t communicate or express herself properly. At one point, she couldn’t even recall her own name.

    Fortunately, Emilia doesn’t have any long-term memory problems. The actress was confidently able to perform for a two-and-a-half-hour theater adaption of ‘The Seagull.’ Clarke has also been cast in the MCU series, ‘Secret Invasion’.

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