Emilia Clarke

The 'Game of Thrones' star underwent life-saving surgery after two burst blood vessels in his brain in 2011 and 2013.

Emilia Clarke

And the 35-year-old actress recalled how she used lines from the hit fantasy series - in which she played Daenerys Targaryen

Emilia Clarke

 to try and help her "gain consciousness" during her aneurysm and admitted she was still around. is lucky orally

Emilia Clarke

Speaking to Sophie Raworth on the BBC's 'Sunday Morning', she recalled: "It was just excruciating pain, severe vomiting,

Emilia Clarke

trying to regain consciousness; I kept asking myself all these questions.  "I happily recited the lines from the show in my head. 

Emilia Clarke

If you're vomiting and you're having a headache, it's not good for your brain. "I was 22 but 'Game of Thrones' helped me and gave me that purpose.

Emilia Clarke

"The volume of my brain that is no longer usable - it is remarkable that I can at times speak clearly and live my life completely normal and completely unaffected.

Emilia Clarke

"I'm a really, really, really small minority that can survive this." She continued: "There's something missing in this, which always makes me laugh!