Emilia Clarke Reveals She Battled Two Aneurysms In Between Filming Game of Thrones
A few weeks ahead of the release of the hit television series Game of Thrones, Hollywood actress Emilia Clarke penned a poignant essay for The New Yorker, detailing how she suffered two aneurysms while filming the HBO show. The article entitled “A Battle for My Life” was released on March 21.
The first aneurysm happened after filming the first season, in February 2011. While she was enduring a workout session with her trainer, Clarke recalls, “I immediately felt as though an elastic band
It took a month at the hospital for her to recover but she was finally discharged and given the go signal to work on season two of GOT. Her doctors, however, had already detected a minor aneurysm in another part of her brain.
Clarke with her co-star Kit Harington on the set of Game of Thrones
After filming season three, she was told she needed another operation to take the second aneurysm out, but the operation failed and she had “massive bleed.” The solution was to perform another procedure, but this time “they needed to access my brain in
Presently, she’s fully recovered and working on a charity called SameYou, which offers treatment for those recovering from strokes and brain injuries.
h/t: The New Yorker