Emilia Clarke feared she would be fired from Game of Thrones after suffering two strokes

Juliette Morgan
Emilia Clarke feared she would be fired from Game of Thrones after suffering two strokes

Emilia Clarke has revealed how she feared Game of Thrones bosses would fire her from the hit HBO series after she suffered two strokes. Now the 37-year-old actress has been awarded an honorary title for her charitable work with people who are faced with the same problem.

Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen, suffered brain hemorrhages in 2011 and 2013, which she said brought "dramatic changes" to her life. She suffered her first hemorrhage immediately after finishing filming the first episode of Game of Thrones, and she lost the ability to speak, almost falling into a coma. After the second hemorrhage, surgery was required because images showed that the tumor had doubled in size. Emilia has previously revealed that she is one of the "very small percentage" of people who survive this and make a full recovery: "When you have a brain injury, it changes your sense of self so much that all your insecurities in the workplace quadruple in a day." night".

In February, Emilia and her mother Jenny were awarded a Knighthood of the British Empire - MBE - for their work in setting up the brain injury charity SameYou. While the actress was undergoing treatment, she was struck by how understaffed rehabilitation services were. This gave her the idea of ​​creating an organization, reports the DailyMail tabloid.

Эмилия Кларк/Фото: emilia_clark/Instagram*
Эмилия Кларк/Фото: emilia_clark/Instagram*

Emilia Clarke suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage after an aneurysm - a weak spot in a blood vessel - ruptured on the surface of her brain. Most often, such hemorrhages occur in people aged 45 to 70 years, and patients can experience severe fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, blurred vision and loss of mobility, but Emilia said that this did not affect her. She had to undergo surgery after a second hemorrhage. A titanium plate was implanted into her skull, and scars were left on the surface of her head.

She said that she wasn't afraid of dying, but she was afraid that she would be fired: "To be completely honest, I was ashamed. Like I was broken. Like the producers might think that the person they hired was unreliable."

Emilia Clarke said it was "vital and magical" to see her mother, who also had brain aneurysm surgery, be recognized for her charity work. She said: "It's such an incredible honor, such an incredible privilege, and the most important thing for us is that this applies to all people with brain injury. To have such a near-death experience, to go through all that darkness, and then to come out of it - to us very lucky."

Эмилия Кларк/Фото: emilia_clark/Instagram*
Эмилия Кларк/Фото: emilia_clark/Instagram*

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