Emilia Clarke Shares Photos Of Recovery From Life-Threatening Aneurysms

The actor suffered her first aneurysm in 2011 shortly after finishing filming on season one of Game of Thrones. Credit CBS Sunday Morning

Emilia Clarke plays one of the baddest bitches on TV - Daenerys Targaryen, mother of dragons and potential ruler of the Iron Throne.

She was diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a life-threatening type of stroke, which was caused by a brain aneurysm.

Clarke, now 32, made an appearance on "CBS Sunday Morning" where she recalled the dark place she went to after her surgery, and shared images from her hospital stay.

The photos - in which Clarke has her hair tied up, is not wearing makeup, is attached to various machines and monitors and isn't smiling - may look familiar to anyone who has spent time in the hospital for an illness, surgery or health crisis.

Cape Town - Emilia Clarke has shared personal photos taken during her hospitalisation for two brain aneurysms.

Earlier this year, the star opened up about how she suffered and survived two brain aneurysms while filming the fantasy drama, the second of which almost killed her. "And in that moment, I knew I was being brain-damaged".

Just as well. You'll be able to catch her doing her thing when Thrones' final season hits screens in just a few days.

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"If a part of your brain doesn't get blood to it for a minute, it will just no longer work". So, I had that.

"So, they [the doctors] literally were looking at the brain and being like, 'Well, we think it could be - could be her concentration, it could be her peripheral vision, '" she said.

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

"At certain points, I lost all hope", Clarke wrote in her essay.

"For a very long time I thought it was my ability to act, it was a very, very deep paranoia".

It meant she had to go under the knife for a third time for another life-saving operation. "But with the second one, I found it much harder to stay optimistic".

"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".

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