A few weeks back, Emilia Clarke revealed that she suffered two life-threatening brain aneurysms during the filming of Game Of Thrones. Now, her co-star Jason Momoa has commented on the health scares, stating that he’s been part of Emilia’s journey.
“I’ve kind of been a part of that whole situation for a very long time, so we’ve had so many scares and trying to find the right way to come out and help,” Momoa said in a red carpet interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“I just think it’s beautiful that … she’s so brave in helping the world and trying to raise awareness.”
“I’m very sad, because we almost lost her numerous times,” he added. “So, I love her to bits and she’s here and she’s going to do great things with it and teach the world.”
In a piece written for The New Yorker, Emilia says that one day she felt a blinding headache come on, before suddenly becoming incredibly unwell.
On the morning of February 11, 2011, I was getting dressed in the locker room of a gym in Crouch End, North London, when I started to feel a bad headache coming on. I was so fatigued that I could barely put on my sneakers.
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.
Since her experiences with staring death in the face and flipping it off, twice, Emilia Clarke has helped to develop a foundation called SameYou – to give support and funds to young people surviving from brain injury and strokes, much like herself. She’s now “at a hundred per cent“, and has “healed beyond my most unreasonable hopes.”