'It's remarkable': Emilia Clarke is lucky she can speak after 2 brain aneurysms

'It's remarkable': Emilia Clarke is lucky she can speak after 2 brain aneurysms

Emilia Clarke has "quite a bit missing" from her brain after she suffered two brain aneurysms.

The ‘Game of Thrones’ star underwent life-saving surgery after she had two instances of ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain in 2011 and 2013.

And the 35-year-old actress has recalled how she used lines from the hit fantasy series - in which she played Daenerys Targaryen

to try and help her "regain consciousness" during her aneurysm and admitted she's lucky she's still verbal.

Speaking on the BBC's 'Sunday Morning' with Sophie Raworth, she recalled: "It was just the most excruciating pain

huge vomiting, trying to regain consciousness; I kept asking myself all these questions.

"I hilariously kept saying lines from the show in my head. If you are throwing up and you have a headache, that is not good for your brain.

"I was 22 [when she had the first aneurysm] but it was helpful having 'Game of Thrones' to sweep me up and give me that purpose.

"The amount of my brain that is no longer usable – it’s remarkable that I am able to speak, sometimes articulately, and live my life completely normally with absolutely no repercussions.