Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke REVEALS she survived two life threatening Aneurysms after the success of GoT

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke got talking about how she survived two life threatening Aneurysms after the success of the first season of the show. Read details!

With less than a month to the final season of Game of Thrones read April 14, 2019, fans have literally started the countdown to the day when they will witness the eighth season of the show. The trailers and posters of GoT have been creating a lot of buzz on social media and fans are equal parts excited and emotional since this is the last season of the show and just like the zillion GoT fans, the cast of the show too is emotional and we say this because according to reports, while filming the last few episodes, the cast teared up and Emilia Clarke was one of them.

In an essay for The New Yorker, Clarke explained that after the success of the first season of Game of Thrones, the health scares began and she survived two life-threatening aneurysms. “Just when all my childhood dreams seemed to have come true, I nearly lost my mind and then my life. I’ve never told this story publicly, but now it’s time,” she started, adding, “I was terrified. Terrified of the attention, terrified of a business I barely understood, terrified of trying to make good on the faith that the creators of Thrones had put in me. I felt, in every way, exposed.”

It all started with Game of Thrones because prior to it, Emilia claims that she was a healthy person and that, “Sometimes I got a little light-headed, because I often had low blood pressure and a low heart rate. Once in a while, I’d get dizzy and pass out,” adding, “When I was fourteen, I had a migraine that kept me in bed for a couple of days, and in drama school I’d collapse once in a while. But it all seemed manageable, part of the stress of being an actor and of life in general. Now I think that I might have been experiencing warning signs of what was to come.”

Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke REVEALS she survived two life threatening Aneurysms after the success of GoT
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke got talking about how she survived two life threatening Aneurysms after the success of the first season of the show. Read details!
Game of Thrones’s Emilia Clarke got talking about she survived two life threatening Aneurysms after the success of GoT

With less than a month to the final season of Game of Thrones read April 14, 2019, fans have literally started the countdown to the day when they will witness the eighth season of the show. The trailers and posters of GoT have been creating a lot of buzz on social media and fans are equal parts excited and emotional since this is the last season of the show and just like the zillion GoT fans, the cast of the show too is emotional and we say this because according to reports, while filming the last few episodes, the cast teared up and Emilia Clarke was one of them.

In an essay for The New Yorker, Clarke explained that after the success of the first season of Game of Thrones, the health scares began and she survived two life-threatening aneurysms. “Just when all my childhood dreams seemed to have come true, I nearly lost my mind and then my life. I’ve never told this story publicly, but now it’s time,” she started, adding, “I was terrified. Terrified of the attention, terrified of a business I barely understood, terrified of trying to make good on the faith that the creators of Thrones had put in me. I felt, in every way, exposed.”

It all started with Game of Thrones because prior to it, Emilia claims that she was a healthy person and that, “Sometimes I got a little light-headed, because I often had low blood pressure and a low heart rate. Once in a while, I’d get dizzy and pass out,” adding, “When I was fourteen, I had a migraine that kept me in bed for a couple of days, and in drama school I’d collapse once in a while. But it all seemed manageable, part of the stress of being an actor and of life in general. Now I think that I might have been experiencing warning signs of what was to come.”

In February 2011, when Clarke was preparing to exercise with a trainer, that is when she first noticed that something was wrong after forcing herself through a number of exercises with a bad headache. “I immediately felt as though an elastic band were squeezing my brain. I tried to ignore the pain and push through it, but I just couldn’t,” she wrote. “Somehow, almost crawling, I made it to the locker room. I reached the toilet, sank to my knees, and proceeded to be violently, voluminously ill. Meanwhile, the pain — shooting, stabbing, constricting pain — was getting worse. At some level, I knew what was happening: my brain was damaged.” Further, she stated, “I heard a woman’s voice coming from the next stall, asking me if I was OK. No, I wasn’t. She came to help me and maneuvered me onto my side, in the recovery position. Then everything became, at once, noisy and blurry,” she recalled. “I remember the sound of a siren, an ambulance; I heard new voices, someone saying that my pulse was weak. I was throwing up bile. Someone found my phone and called my parents, who live in Oxfordshire, and they were told to meet me at the emergency room.”

After arriving at the hospital, Clarke was given an MRI and was diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)- “a life-threatening type of stroke, caused by bleeding into the space surrounding the brain.” She wrote, “I’d had an aneurysm, an arterial rupture.” After the operation, Clarke was in excruciating pain and after two weeks in the ICU, a nurse gave her a series of cognitive exercises that tested her on facts, including her name. “Nonsense words tumbled out of my mouth, and I went into a blind panic. I’d never experienced fear like that — a sense of doom closing in,” she wrote. “I could see my life ahead, and it wasn’t worth living. I am an actor; I need to remember my lines. Now I couldn’t recall my name.” Soon after, Emilia understood that she was suffering from aphasia, the inability to understand speech and soon after, she wanted to “pull the plug” asking the staff to let her die- “my entire dream of what my life would be — centered on language, on communication. Without that, I was lost.”

Thereafter, she realised that she is suffering from aphasia, which is the inability to understand speech and soon after, she wanted to ‘pull the plug’ asking the staff to let her die. Although she returned to her normal life but she was informed that she had a small aneurysm that could pop any time. In 2013, Clarke went to get a brain scan and that is when she learned that the aneurysm had doubled in size and the doctor informed her that she had to undergo an operation. Clarke wrote that the recovery from her second surgery was even more painful and she spent another month in the hospital where she had, so to say, lost all hopes. But post her second surgery, Clarke revealed that she had healed and “I am now at a hundred percent.”

Then, Clarke announced the launch of SameYou- a charity that aims to provide treatment for people recovering from strokes and brain injuries. “There is something gratifying, and beyond lucky, about coming to the end of Thrones.”

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