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Emilia Clarke shares candid hospital shots from her brain aneurysm stays

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Adrian Cunningham | 09 April, 2019, 19:57

"I definitely went through a period of feeling down, to put it mildly", she said.

Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series, has shared images from the ordeal during an interview with Tracy Smith on the USA chat show Sunday Morning.

The actor said that her recovery was helped by being able to lose herself in such an empowering character like Daenerys. Another saw her looking sombre as she looked at her phone whilst lying in the hospital bed.

The star first spoke out about her near-fatal brain aneurysms in a candid personal essay published in The New Yorker last month. It left her with the language impairment aphasia, which made it hard to speak or understand words.

Discussing the temporary onset of aphasia, a neural condition which limits the ability of sufferers to speak, Clarke wrote "in my worst moments, I wanted to pull the plug". "If a part of your brain doesn't get blood to it, it will just no longer work".

"You go on set and you play a badass and you walk through fire, and that became the thing that just saved me from considering my own mortality". A second bleed threatened to take her life two years later.

"I always say it's my taste in men", she joked.

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"I tried to draw it out of her", Golding told International Business Times.

"Honestly, being completely honest, it made me petrified most of the time", she told the host, 54.

She tells correspondent Tracy Smith that portraying a strong woman on TV helped her to be one in life, when she suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, twice, and almost died.

Immediate surgery for the second aneurysm didn't go as well as the first.

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke kept it secret that she'd suffered two brain aneurysms during the early days of the show.

One third of people die from the specific type of stroke she was experiencing.

For Emilia, though, she found the humour.