Lena Dunham has been rushed to hospital and will undergo surgery due to a ruptured ovarian cyst.
The Girls creator has spoken very publicly about her struggle with endometriosis. Her publicist has said that “Lena will be undergoing surgery at an undisclosed hospital. We thank you for you understanding and hope that Lena’s privacy will be respected.”
Just last month, Lena revealed that she wouldn’t attend press events for the new season of her show.
Hey Beloved Pals, I just wanted to let you know that, while I am so excited for Girls to return on Feb 21, I won’t be out and about doing press for the new season. As many of you know I have endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 women’s reproductive health. I am currently going through a rough patch with the illness and my body (along with my amazing doctors) let me know, in no uncertain terms, that it’s time to rest. That’s a hard thing to do, but I’m trying, because all I want is to make season 6 of Girls the best one yet. I’m lucky enough to have support and backup from Jenni, Judd and the whole Girls gang. So many women with this disease literally don’t have the option of time off and I won’t take it for granted. Wishing you all health & happiness, in whatever form suits you. Back soon xxLena
“I am currently going through a rough patch with the illness and my body (along with my amazing doctors) let me know, in no uncertain terms, that it’s time to rest,” she said.
Endometriosis affects about 1 in 10 women. It is a chronic condition, with no cure, that causes the tissue that lines the uterus to grow on the outside.
We wish Lena a very speedy recovery.
We want to see her dance like this again soon!