Emilia Clarke Describes Experiencing “The Most Excruciating Pain” From Two Brain Aneurysms

In an interview with BBC Sunday Morning, the actress recently opened out about her experience coping with two brain aneurysms, first in 2011 and then again in 2013. She was advertising her upcoming West End debut in a production of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull at the time.

Clarke had to spend a lot of time recovering from both of her brain aneurysms. As a result of the extensive damage to her brain, the actress now claims she is just grateful to be alive.

She is “in the really, really, really small minority of people that can survive that,” Clarke remarked, but she also admitted that “quite a bit missing” from her brain.