‘It’s Remarkable I’m Able to Speak’: Emilia Clarke on Surviving Two Brain Aneurysms
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Emiila Clarke had opened up about her health issues in the past while she was shooting Game of Thrones, but a recent interview has her go into detail about her experience coping with two brain aneurysms.
Talking to BBC One (via EW), Clarke reveals that a part of her brain is actually missing, and it’s a miracle that she can function normally at all. She says, “The amount of my brain that is no longer usable — it’s remarkable that I am able to speak, sometimes articulately, and live my life completely normally with absolutely no repercussions.”
Clarke goes on to say that she’s in the ‘really small minority of people that can survive that.’ She continues:
“There’s quite a bit missing! Which always makes me laugh… Because strokes, basically, as soon as any part of your brain doesn’t get blood for a second, it’s gone. And so the blood finds a different route to get around but then whatever bit it’s missing is therefore gone.”
We don’t know what’s next in line for Clarke, but we do know that HBO’s upcoming House of the Dragon series won’t be about Daenerys, but rather her ancient relatives. If anything, there are some fans hoping that she manages to come back as Qi’Ra for Star Wars; but she is also set to make an appearance in the MCU with the upcoming Secret Invasion on Disney+.
As of now, Marvel is yet to reveal a release date for Secret Invasion, but you can catch the Targaryens back on their old shit when House of the Dragon premieres on HBO Max on Aug. 21.