'Game of Thrones' actress Emilia Clarke opens up about health issues

'Game of Thrones' actress Emilia Clarke opens up about health issues

Emilia Clarke, a star of 'Game of Thrones', has spoken out about the effects that having two potentially fatal aneurysms had on her brain, life, and acting career.

Emilia Clarke,
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Emilia Clarke is an actress from England. She has received many achievements for her performances in theatre and cinema, including an 'Empire Award', a 'Saturn Award', as well as nominations for four 'Primetime Emmy Awards' and seven 'Screen Actors Guild Awards'. 

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Emilia previously disclosed in a column for The New Yorker that she had experienced aneurysms in 2011 and in 2013. Both situations called for serious care and were medical emergencies.

While promoting 'The Seagull' at the Harold Pinter Theatre, the star recently admitted to BBC One's Sunday Morning: "It was the most awful suffering. Having 'Game of Thrones' sweep me up and give me that purpose was very beneficial." 

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She further stated: "Considering how much of my brain is no longer functional, it's amazing that I am able to communicate, occasionally with some intelligence, and lead a fully normal life with no negative consequences.

"I am in the really, really, really small minority of people that can survive that."

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