Emila Clarke revealed that part of her brain died as a result of an aneurysm.
The actress suffered two brain aneurysms, one in 2011 and another which grew over the space of two years and resulted in her getting surgery in 2013.
The 32-year-old opened up about her life-threatening illness last month and has now told CBS News that a part of her brain died as a result of the second aneurysm.
“So with the second one there was a bit of my brain that actually died. If a part of your brain doesn’t get blood to it for 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 that she thought “it was my taste in men”, before she opened up about the fear of it being her ability to act.
“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,” she added.
Emilia’s co-star, Jason Momoa recently spoke about the actress’ brain aneurysms and told Entertainment Tonight: “I just think it’s beautiful that… she’s so brave in helping the world and trying to raise awareness.”
“I’m very sad, because we almost lost her the first time. So, I love her to bits and she’s here and she’s going to do great things with it and teach the world.”
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