Lena Dunham Hospitalized
Actress Lena Dunham has been hospitalised with a ruptured ovarian cyst.
The Girls creator and star, who has been open about her battle with uterus tissue disorder endometriosis, was admitted to an undisclosed medical centre on Saturday morning, when doctors determined she required surgery.
“Lena Dunham has been very public with her personal bouts with endometriosis,” her publicist, Cindi Berger, begins in a statement released to People.
“This morning, she suffered from an ovarian cyst rupture and has been taken to the hospital. Lena will be undergoing surgery at an undisclosed hospital. We thank you for you understanding and hope that Lena’s privacy will be respected.”
The news emerges a month after the 29-year-old, who went public with her health issues in November, had to pull out of promoting the final season of Girls on doctor’s orders.
“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,” she wrote in a candid message on Facebook. “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.”
She was inundated with messages of support from friends and fans alike, and returned to social media two weeks later to thank everyone for their kind words.
“Thank you all so much for the support over the last few weeks,” she wrote. “I cannot even begin to express how much good your generosity has done for my body/soul. I’ve met so many amazing sisters (and bros!) in arms through what some might label my ‘over-sharing’ and it has healed me in a multitude of ways.”
Endometriosis causes inflammation outside of the uterus, pelvic pain, fatigue, nausea, and possible infertility.