Celebrity·Posted on Jul 18, 2022Emilia Clarke Says She's Lucky To Be "Able To Speak" After Suffering Two Brain Aneurysms That Took Away "Quite A Bit" Of Her Brain"It was the most excruciating pain."by larryfitzmauriceBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink You know Emilia Clarke from plenty of things, including Game of Thrones. Helen Sloan / HBO Back in 2019, Emilia revealed that she suffered two brain aneurysms in 2011 and 2013 and had to get surgery to save her life. David M. Benett / Getty Images During a recent appearance on BBC's Sunday Morning, Emilia went into detail about surviving the procedures and what happened to her brain as a result. View this video on YouTube BBC / Via youtube.com Emilia said she experienced "excruciating pain" and that starring in Game of Thrones helped "sweep me up and give me that purpose." David M. Benett / Getty Images for Alexander McQueen “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," she said. David M. Benett / Getty Images for Jaguar UK "I am in the really, really, really small minority of people that can survive that.” Karwai Tang / WireImage / Getty Images Emilia also talked about seeing her brain scans after the aneurysms and realizing that "quite a bit" of her brain function had disappeared afterward. David M. Benett / Getty Images "Strokes, basically, as soon as any part of your brain doesn’t get blood for a second, it’s gone," she said, after saying that thinking about her lower brain function "makes me laugh." Daniele Venturelli / Getty Images / WireImage "So the blood finds a different route to get around, but then whatever bit is missing is therefore gone.” Leon Bennett / WireImage / Getty Images Scary stuff, but it's good that Emilia feels comfortable opening up about her experience. You can watch the whole interview here.