Emotional Jason Momoa Opens Up About Almost Losing Emilia Clarke to Brain Aneurysms
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"I just think it's beautiful that... she's so brave in helping the world and trying to raise awareness," Momoa said of his former on-screen wife.

Jason Momoa got emotional at the "Game of Thrones" Season 8 premiere when asked about former onscreen wife Emilia Clarke .

While appearing on the red carpet Wednesday night, the actor, who played Khal Drogo, husband to Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen in Season 1 of the HBO series, emotionally opened up about his co-star's health battle after suffering two aneurysms.

"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 at the event. "I just think it's beautiful that... she's so brave in helping the world and trying to raise awareness."

"I'm very sad, because we almost lost her numerous times," he added. "So, I love her to bits and she's here and she's going to do great things with it and teach the world."

In a powerful essay she penned for the The New Yorker last month, Clarke revealed she had suffered two life-threatening aneurysms that required invasive brain surgery -- all while filming the HBO fantasy series.

"Just when all my childhood dreams seemed to have come true, I nearly lost my mind and then my life," she wrote, explaining that she had just finished filming Season 1 when she suffered her first aneurysm, aged 24.

"I knew I was faltering. In my worst moments, I wanted to pull the plug," she recalled. "I asked the medical staff to let me die. My job -- my entire dream of what my life would be -- centered on language, on communication. Without that, I was lost."

Dealing with immense pain, sickness and drowsiness throughout the "GOT" press tours, she survived two brain surgeries and came out stronger on the other side.

Since then, Clarke has helped develop a charity that aims to provide treatment for people recovering from brain injuries and stroke. It's called SameYou.

Following an outpouring of support in the wake of her essay, a clearly touched Clarke took to Instagram to give thanks, and encourage others to share their survival stories.

"A million million thank you’s to everyone who has read shared and sent love for my story, it’s a beautiful thing to behold and I can’t quite believe how many of you this has affected!" she wrote.

"@sameyouorg is ready to hear your stories, how you recovered and what could have made that recovery experience better. By hearing your stories we can build a case for an improved aftercare experience for all in the future...who wouldn’t want that! #sameyoucharity #love #sometimestheworldshowsyouwhatkindesslookslike #thankyou."

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