Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke says she put pressure on herself “to feel normal” after suffering a stroke
Emilia Clarke had said she put pressure on herself “to feel normal” after suffering a stroke as she backs NHS drive to improve stroke care for young people.
The Game of Thrones star shocked fans earlier in the year when she revealed she had suffered a life-threatening stroke eight years ago. The star had kept the news of her illness from the national spotlight but said she continued to pressure herself “to feel normal” and “that strain exhausted me more than anything, forcing myself to feel okay.”
Now, the actress, who played the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, on the show, is backing an NHS drive to improve stroke care for young people.
Clarke, who is an ambassador for the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), is supporting a programme to train more nurses to become specialists in neuro rehabilitation.
The plan will improve stroke care for those aged 18 to 40, both in the private sector and the NHS.
In March, Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in the fantasy TV series, told how she experienced a potentially fatal brain haemorrhage in 2011……..read more
Source: The Telegraph