Emilia Clarke: Mother of Dragons is “missing” part of her brain after aneurysms

Emilia Clarke opened up about having had two brain aneurysms early on in the show’s run.

At one point she was suffering from aphasia and couldn’t remember her own name.

But is grateful for both her recovery and for working on “Game of Thrones” at the time.

“It was incredibly helpful to have ‘Game of Thrones’ sweep me up and give me that purpose,” she said during an interview with BBC”

said that when it comes to her brain now, “there’s quite a bit missing.”

She also said , “it’s remarkable that I am able to speak, sometimes articulately, and live my life completely normally with absolutely no repercussions. I am in the really, really, really small minority of people that can survive that.”

The experience inspired Clarke to create the SameYou charity, which helps people suffering with stroke and brain injury.

Emilia Clarke currently starring in the play “The Seagull” in London’s West End.