Game Of Thrones star Emilia was a long-held secret to reveal life-threatening stroke.
The actress suffered a potentially fatal brain haemorrhage in 2010 Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in the fantasy TV series, lived with a time-bomb aneurysm in her skull for three years before suffering a bleed in her brain. Doctors immediately operated by opening up her skull.
Clarke has launched SameYou, a charity aimed at supported young people with brain injuries, and help them to access resources. She said she wants to break her silence over her fatal injuries to help others who are suffering from the "invisible illness".
"I know from personal experience that the impact of brain injury is shattering," Clarke said. "Recovery is long term and rehabilitation can be difficult to access. Brain injury can be invisible and subject to taboo. We must help young adults take control of their recovery . "
The actress was making inroads as the fearsome queen Daenerys in Game Of Thrones when she was interrupted by enormous pressure on her brain.