Did Emilia Clarke have a brain aneurysm?
Yes- Emilia opened up suffering two brain aneurysms – sharing never-before-seenpictures of when she was hospitalised.
The British actress suffered the ordeal in 2011 when she was 24 – the same year the first season of Game of Thrones began – and at her lowest she asked medical staff to “let me die.”
She made the admission in an essay for the New Yorker last month.
She said: “The diagnosis was quick and ominous: a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a life-threatening type of stroke, caused by bleeding into the space surrounding the brain.
“I’d had an aneurysm, an arterial rupture. As I later learned, about a third of SAH patients die immediately or soon thereafter.”
Emilia also revealed how she also suffered from aphasia as a consequence of the brain trauma, adding: “In my worst moments, I wanted to pull the plug. I asked the medical staff to let me die.”
Photos of the now 32-year-old in hospital appeared on screen while she chatted to presenter Tracy Smith on US chat show CBS Sunday Morning.
She revealed during her chat: “With the second [aneurysm], there was a bit of my brain that actually died.
“If a part of your brain doesn’t get blood to it for a minute, it will just no longer work, it’s like, you short circuit.
“So I had that, and they didn’t know what it was. So they literally were looking at my brain going ‘well we think it could be her concentration, it could be her peripheral vision.'”
The actress then joked: “I always say it’s my taste in men. It’s no longer there.”
The actress – who plays Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO series – feared she wouldn’t be able to act any more after her two aneurysms.
She explained: “There was all these funny things and for a very long time I thought it was my ability to act.
“I really, really did. That was a deep paranoia from the first one as well, what if something has short circuited in my brain and I can’t act any more.
“I mean literally it’s been my reason for living for a very long time.”
Who is Emilia Clarke? What’s her background?
Emilia Clarke was born in London on October 23, 1986.
The actress shot to international fame in 2011 thanks to her role as Daenerys Targaryen in Game Of Thrones.
Emilia first took an interest in acting after seeing the musical Show Boat when her father was working as a sound engineer for the production.
Emilia splits her time between London and Los Angeles as she steps further into the Hollywood A-list.
Speaking to Rolling Stone Magazine in June 2017, Emilia confirmed that she lost her father to cancer on July 10, 2016.
Emilia has frequently spoken out against sexism and gender equality in the film industry.