'We Almost Lost Her': Jason Momoa Opens Up About Emilia Clarke's Aneurysms
Jason Momoa has opened up about his 'Game of Thrones' co-star Emilia Clarke's near death experience.
Clarke revealed last month that she nearly died after filming the first season of Game of Thrones, undergoing her first of two brain surgeries at age 24.
"The diagnosis was quick and ominous: a subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), a life-threatening type of stroke, caused by bleeding into the space surrounding the brain," Clarke wrote in an essay for The New Yorker.
It was the first time that Clarke spoke publicly about her illness, and now her co-star Jason Momoa has described how terrifying her unexpected bout of ill health was.
"I've kind of been a part of that whole situation for a very long time, so we've had so many scares and trying to find the right way to come out and help," Momoa told ET Online at the Game Of Thrones season 8 premiere.
"I just think it's beautiful that... she's so brave in helping the world and trying to raise awareness," he said of her decision to share her story.
"I'm very sad because we almost lost her the first time. So, I love her to bits and she's here and she's going to do great things with it and teach the world," he added.
Momoa's wife Lisa Bonet added during the red carpet interview that Clarke's character Daenerys Targaryen deserved to take the Iron Throne as the series wraps up after eight years.
"My Khaleesi!" Momoa said.
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