Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has shared previously unseen photos showing her recovering from brain surgery.

Clarke, 32, revealed last month that she had suffered two life-threatening aneurysms during the early seasons of the fantasy series.

The British actress shared the photos with CBS Sunday Morning and described the agonising moment in 2011 when she realised she was seriously unwell.

"I was in the gym – the most excruciating pain, like an elastic band snapped (in my head), an enormous amount of pressure just suddenly.

"And then very very quickly I realised I couldn't stand and I couldn't walk. At that moment I knew I was being brain damaged."


Her first aneurysm, which caused her to suffer a haemorrhagic stroke, came after she finished the first season of Game Of Thrones.

Image: The actress said she feared for her career after part of her brain died. Pic: CBS Sunday Morning

Six weeks later she was back at work, and she told CBS that working on season two made her too busy to "question my mortality".

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She said: "You go on the set, and you play a badass character, and you walk through fire, and you speak to hundreds of people, and you're being asked to be – to work as hard as you possibly can.

"And that became the thing that just saved me from considering my own mortality."

Before she left hospital after the first aneurysm, Clarke was told she had a second one on the other side of her brain which could burst at any time.

However, she continued to work through the second and third seasons of Game Of Thrones.

Two years on, after finishing season three, a scan showed the growth had doubled in size.

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Kit Harington as Jon Snow ABD Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in the final season of Game Of Thrones. Pic: Sky Atlantic/ HBO
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