“Girls” creator Lena Dunham was hospitalized Saturday and is set to undergo surgery, according to her spokeswoman Cindi Berger, The Guardian reports.
“Lena Dunham has been very public with her personal bouts with endometriosis. She suffered from an ovarian cyst rupture and has been taken to the hospital,” Berger said in a statement. “Lena will be undergoing surgery at an undisclosed hospital. We thank you for your understanding and hope that Lena’s privacy will be respected.”
Last month, Dunham took to Facebook to tell her fans of her current condition and how she will not be able to attend the pending press tour for the show’s fifth season. Her show “Girls,” where she also plays Hannah Horvath, is currently airing its penultimate season.
Dunham wrote, “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.”
Dunham also posted in support of many women, saying that one in 10 suffer from the disease without the option of taking a break. In an interview with Paper, the 29-year-old actress also discussed how she has been dealing with endometriosis, and how the illness has affected conversations she and her boyfriend musician Jack Antonoff have had about having children.
“If fertility ends up being a challenge for me, I’m not gonna be the person who spends six years in IVF,” Dunham said.
Dunham has always been public speaking about her situation with endometriosis, a painful disease that occurs when tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside of it. Dunham first wrote about her struggle with the disease in a piece published on her email newsletter, Lenny Letter.
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