Emilia Clarke Reveals She Survived Two Brain Aneurysms
Emilia Clarke Reveals She Survived Two Brain Aneurysms After finishing the first season of ‘Game of Thrones,’ Clarke became violently ill during a workout session.
She was rushed to the hospital where a brain scan revealed a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).
Clarke was lucky, as a third of patients die almost immediately from a SAH.
She then underwent a three hour surgery and spent a month in the intensive care unit.
Emilia Clarke, via ‘The New Yorker’ During her time there, she was also informed of a second, smaller aneurysm on the other side of her brain.
The aneurysm didn't require care at the time, but caused her pain and fatigue throughout season two of ‘Game of Thrones.'
In 2013, she discovered it had doubled in size and required immediate surgery.
Emilia Clarke, via ‘The New Yorker’ The surgery left her with a scar across her head and parts of her skull replaced with titanium.
Clarke is now at 100 percent and recently created ‘SameYou,’ a charity that provides treatment for people recovering from brain injuries.