The actress, who suffered from aneurysms in 2011 and 2013, recalled learning that she was missing parts of her brain.
“Strokes, basically, as soon as any part of your brain doesn’t get blood for a second, it’s gone,” she continued. “So, the blood finds a different route to get around, but then whatever bit is missing is therefore gone.”
Since sharing details of her health issues, Emilia has used her platform to help others through her charity SameYou, which supports stroke and brain injury victims through emotional, mental health and cognitive recovery services.
“I thought, ‘Well, this is who you are,'” she told Sunday Morning. “‘This is the brain that you have.’ So, there’s no point in continually wracking your brains about what might not be there.”