'Game of Thrones' star reveals that she had 2 aneurysms in her 20s

Emilia Clarke said in an article with The New Yorker that while recovering from her first of two surgeries, she could not remember her own name.
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Next tonight here, the popular young actress from "Game of thrones" revealing she suffered two aneurysms. Tonight, the symptoms and what you should know. Here's linsey Davis. I am the dragon's daughter. Reporter: She plays khaleesi in the HBO fantasy series "Game of thrones," a figure of strength. But now Emilia Clarke, the is revealing her own near death experience, detailing to "The new Yorker" not one but two aneurysms during her 20s. The first symptom, an agonizing headache at the gym. I suddenly get this unbelievable pain that felt very much like an elastic band around my brain. Excruciating. Reporter: When recovering from the first of two surgeries, the nurse asked her name and she couldn't remember it. It was the scariest thing I've ever experienced in my life. It was in that moment that I asked them to just let me die. Literally. Reporter: Soon after that, during a publicity tour for season two, she describes being so woozy, so weak, that she sipped on morphine in between interviews. Clarke is fortunate. Of the 30,000 to 40,000 cases of ruptured aneurism annually, half of fatal. It's estimated that roughly 6 million unruptured cases may exist. Doctors say the primary warning sign to look for is a severe headache, unlike any headache you've ever had before, and it comes on suddenly. Doctors tell us, if you have those symptoms, go to an emergency room right away, David. We're all know someone who has suffered from this. Linsey, thank you.

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