''My full name is Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clarke, but I couldn't remember it"
According to news today, Emilia Clarke, the actress mostly known as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, said that in 2011 almost died because of a brain aneurysm. Clarke was training in a gym in North London when she felt a sharp pain in her head. She was quickly transported to the hospital, where doctors diagnosed her with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) caused by bleeding into the space surrounding the brain.
The operation went well, but two years later doctors found a new aneurysm that required another surgery. Emilia spent a whole month at the hospital. During her recovery the actress feared her career was jeopardized forever.
However, Emilia revealed to be as strong in real life as in fiction and continued to film Game of Thrones. Moved by her own tragic experience, the actress founded a new charitable organization, SameYou, which will promote better neuro-rehabilitative care for young adults who suffer from brain injury and have to face a long and costly battle to reclaim their lives.
While the last season of Game of Thrones approaching, more stories behind the famous TV show are continuing to reveal. Let's see if Emilia as Daenerys will be able to sit on the Iron Throne after defeating her brain aneurysm.