Los Angeles - "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke on Thursday revealed she suffered two brain aneurysms during her early years with the hit television show that left her convinced she would die.
Clarke, 32, who plays Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen in the medieval fantasy series, spoke of her two brushes with death for the first time in a personal essay for The New Yorker magazine.
Her essay was published ahead of the highly-anticipated final season of "Game of Thrones," which has a dedicated fan following, that premieres on cable channel HBO on April 14.
The British actress said her first brain aneurysm happened in early 2011 at age of 24, shortly after she finished filming the first season of "Game of Thrones". The second occurred in 2013, after she finished filming for Season 3.
A brain aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel that can prove fatal if it bursts.