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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke Reveals She Survived Two Brain Aneurysms
Emilia Clarke revealed on Thursday that she has undergone two brain surgeries in the last eight years. The "Game of Thrones" star made the revelation in a story she wrote for the New Yorker. She said her health problems began in 2011. "My trainer had me get into the plank position, and I immediately felt as though an elastic band were squeezing my brain," she wrote in the article. "I tried to ignore the pain and push through it, but I just couldn't. I told my trainer I had to take a break. Somehow, almost crawling, I made it to the locker room. I reached the toilet, sank to my knees, and proceeded to be violently, voluminously ill. Meanwhile, the pain shooting, stabbing, constricting pain was getting worse. At some level, I knew what was happening: my brain was damaged."