Jason Momoa emotionally recalls 'GoT' co-star Emilia Clarke's aneurysms: 'We almost lost her'

Jason Momoa couldn't be more grateful to be celebrating the end of Game of Throneswith his Khaleesi. 

ET's Leanne Aguilera spoke with the 39-year-old actor at GoT's season eight premiere in New York City on Wednesday, where he opened up about supporting his former onscreen wife, Emilia Clarke, through her health battles. She shared in a powerful essay last month that she suffered two life-threatening aneurysms over the course of the HBO series.  

"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 said. "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 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. 

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actor Jason Momoa (L) and actress Emilia Clarke attend the 12th Annual AFI Awards held at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 13, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actors Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke attend HBO's official Emmy after party in The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 18: Actor Jason Momoa and actress Emilia Clarke arrive to HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Los Angeles Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 18, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones speaks on stage during day one of Comic-Con 2011 held at the San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Wendy Redfern/Redferns)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: (L-R) Actors Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jason Momoa pose at HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Panel during Comic-Con 2011 on July 21, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 18: Actors Jason Momoa (L) and Emilia Clarke arrive at the premiere of HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Season 3 at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 18, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: (L-R) Actors Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington, writer David Benioff, actors Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jason Momoa, writer/producer D.B. Weiss and actress Emilia Clarke pose at HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Panel during Comic-Con 2011 on July 21, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Clarke had her first aneurysm at age 24, shortly after filming had wrapped on season one of GoT. Momoa played Daenerys' husband, Kahl Drogo, that season, and they stayed close even after his character's death.

She secretly underwent brain surgery and spent a month in the hospital recovering, only to undergo another surgery after filming season three in 2013, from which she experienced complications and a massive bleed, leading to yet another operation. After publicly sharing her health scare, Clarke revealed she had started a charity, Same You, to increase rehabilitation access for those who have suffered from brain injury and stroke. 

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"It's an honor [to be here]," Momoa told ET. "I love David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss]. David, Dan, Emilia, Kit [Harington], those are the people I'm really closest to, so it's just, it's a beautiful thing to be a part of this show."

The actor and his wife, Lisa Bonet, will definitely be tuning in to watch how the series concludes. "It depends where we are in the world, if we're at a place that isn't ours, maybe [we'll watch on] a real television, and there's usually like some knee sliding and 'No!' going on," she said. 

"Daenerys [deserves the Iron Throne]," Bonet added. 

"My Khaleesi!" Momoa raved. 

Game of Thrones returns April 14 on HBO. See more in the video below. 

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