A blood vessel bulge or ballooning in the brain is known as a brain aneurysm and is typically brought on by a weakening in the blood vessel wall where it branches.
The HBO series Game of Thrones’ Daenerys Targaryen was represented by actress Emilia Clarke, who recently talked about the two brain aneurysms she experienced while filming the series.
A blood vessel bulge or ballooning in the brain is known as a brain aneurysm and is typically brought on by a weakening in the blood vessel wall where it branches. Ms. Clarke disclosed in an interview with BBC One’s Sunday Morning that she had endured two brain aneurysms between 2011 and 2013.
“Given how much of my brain is no longer functioning,” the 35-year-old actor added, “it’s incredible that I am able to speak, sometimes articulately, and live my life fully regularly with absolutely no consequences.”
She continued, “I am in the extremely, extremely, extremely small fraction of people that can survive it.
Further discussing her brain scans, Ms. Clarke disclosed that she has “missing” brain tissue. She clarified, “In essence, whatever area of your brain that goes without blood for a split second is lost. The blood then chooses an alternate path to avoid obstacles, but whatever was absent is now lost.”
The Independent claims that Ms. Clarke’s memory has not been negatively affected over time. She apparently experienced aphasia following the aneurysms, and as a result, at one point, she was reportedly unable to remember her own name. She has, however, moved past her personal health issues and embraced her state of health.
The person, 35, remarked, “Well, this is who you are, I reasoned. You have a brain like this. Therefore, there is no purpose in constantly speculating about what might not be there.”
The Game of Thrones actor even founded SameYou, a nonprofit for people who have suffered strokes and brain injuries, in 2019.