In an essay written for The New Yorker, Emilia Clarke has revealed the serious health struggles she faced while filming Game of Thrones.
Shortly after production wrapped for Season 1 in 2011, Clarke remembers collapsing at the gym following a severe headache. The incident would mark the beginning of the first of two major surgeries for Clarke, each tied to a life-threatening brain aneurysm.
“At some level, I knew what was happening: my brain was damaged,” Clarke recalls.
“The diagnosis was quick and ominous: a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a life-threatening type of stroke, caused by bleeding into the space surrounding the brain. I’d had an aneurysm, an arterial rupture.” Read more…