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By Minyvonne Burke
Actor Emilia Clarke wrote an emotional essay revealing that she suffered two brain aneurysms, one in 2011 after filming the first season of the hit HBO series, and another in 2013, after the third season of the show.
In a longer article for The New Yorker 32-year-old actress playing Daenerys Targaryen on "Game of Thrones," she said she suffered her first aneurysm while lying in a fitness center in North London in February 2011.  "I was so tired that I could barely put on my sneakers. When I started my training, I had to force myself through the first exercises," she wrote. "Then my coach took me into the position of the plank, and I immediately felt as if an elastic band was sticking my brain. I tried to ignore the pain and push it through, but I just couldn't."
Clarke said she left the training class, and when she did it back to the closet, she became "violently, voluminously ill". A woman in the locker room came over to see if Clarke needed help, and the next thing Clarke said she remembered was someone calling her parents and telling them to meet her in the hospital.
The actress who said acting has always been her dream was diagnosed with a subarachnoid bleeding, a life-threatening type of stroke caused by bleeding in the space around the brain and would need a "minimally invasive" operation that did not require the doctors had to cut her skull.
During the next month, Clarke was hospitalized, suffering from vision problems, "unbearable" pain and memory loss.
"I had never experienced fear of it – a sense of condemnation. I could see my life in front and it was not worth living. I am an actor, I must remember my lines. Now I could not remember my name," she wrote.
According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, aneurysms are lethal in about 40 percent of cases and of those who survive, over 60 percent suffer from permanent neurological deficits. About 15 percent of the people who had a brain aneurysm die before they reached the hospital.
The actress said she suffered another brain aneurysm in 2013, while in New York for a game she was in. Having been to the doctor for a brain scan, Clarke said she was told that growth on The side of her brain, which she became aware of during her first hospital stay, was "doubled in size" and required surgery.
"This time, they needed to access my brain in the old-fashioned way – through my skull. And the surgery should happen immediately," she wrote.
Clarke said the procedure left her as if she had "been through a war more cruel than anyone whom Daenery's experienced."  "I came out of the operation with a drain coming out of my head. of my skull had been replaced by titanium, "she wrote.
Clarke, who wrote that she had previously been asked by a reporter for her health problems but refused it, said she is now ready to tell her "truth in fu."
She also said that she Having recorded another passion besides acting – helping people recover from brain damage and hitting a charity she helped develop, called SameYou.