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Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has finally revealed why she has been unable to walk without crutches.

The 28-year-old British actress is currently promoting her new movie Terminator: Genisys. But she is best known as Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of dragons in HBO’s hit fantasy drama filmed in Northern Ireland.

There has been plenty of speculation about how she ended up hobbling around, but the truth was more ordinary. ‘I’ve got a stress fracture on my hip,’ she told Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw. ‘I want to say it was like from Parkour or something but in reality I just slipped - it was really boring, but by the end of the Press tour I’m going to come up with the sickest story.’ She’s been forced to hobble her way down the red carpet after mysteriously injuring her leg. 

And after revealing that a ‘stress fracture’ had left her unable to walk, Emilia Clarke stepped out again on Thursday with her trusty crutches in tow. The British actress was stylish in a matching skirt and top as she left her New York hotel. Determined not to allow her injury to influence style, she paired the outfit with some fashionable steel-toed pumps. Emilia had remained tight-lipped about what had caused her to need crutches while promoting her new film, Terminator: Genisys.  Yesterday however she revealed she’d suffered a ‘stress fracture’ in her hip after slipping in the shower. 

She could have left it there and still been pretty much on message, but those weren’t Clarke’s final words on the fate of the Lord Commander. Like the rest of us, Clarke noticed that Melisandre’s hasty return to the Wall was awfully convenient. If we need someone with magical, resurrecting powers, well, the red priestess is probably our girl. Clarke pegs Jon/Kit’s chances of returning as ‘50/50’ and, so far, that’s the most optimistic message we’ve heard from the Game of Thrones camp. We can take all of this with a grain of salt and the information that Clarke, like Jon Snow, knows nothing.

Still, this crack in the HBO defenses is enough to keep hope alive.