Published: Tue, April 09, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Emilia Clarke shares never-before-seen-photos after undergoing brain surgery

Emilia Clarke shares never-before-seen-photos after undergoing brain surgery

"I definitely went through a period of being down - putting mildly", she continued.

Emilia Clarke shared hospital photos during a TV interview.

As Danerys Taergaryn on "Game of Thrones", Emilia Clarke plays a character who can walk through fire. Another saw her looking sombre as she looked at her phone whilst lying in the hospital bed.

"What if something has short circuited my brain and I can't act anymore".

"As I later learned, about a third of SAH patients die immediately or soon thereafter".

She previously said she had suffered from aphasia, meaning she was unable to speak comprehensively or even say her own name following the initial brain surgery to fix her first subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Her appearance on Sunday Morning comes a few days after she outlined her despair and recovery in a powerful essay for The New Yorker. "If a part of your brain doesn't get blood to it, it will just no longer work".


For Clarke, though, she found the humour: "I always say it's my taste in men that's no longer there!".

"The whole show is just a discussion on power", she said. I told my trainer I had to take a break.

Emilia survived by she says that she lost hope after the second brain bleed.

Emilia Clarke feared a brain aneurysm she suffered after shooting the first season of Game of Thrones could have cost her acting ability - but it turns out all she lost was her "taste in men".

Things did improve. "In the years since my second surgery I have healed beyond my most unreasonable hopes", she wrote.

Clarke had just finished filming her first season as Daenerys Targaryen, the "Mother of Dragons", on the HBO fantasy series when she had the first aneurysm in 2011 at age 24 while working out at a London gym.

On The Late Show, Emilia opened up on her approach to life after recovering from the terrifying health scares, saying: "For the rest of your life, you know how lucky you are".

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