Professional Girl(s), author and staunch anti-body shamer, Lena Dunham (no relation to Jeff Dunham. I mention it because I always have to check. I love puppets. So sue me!) went to the hospital last night because of a ruptured ovarian cyst. Lena has talked before about dealing with endometriosis. Lena’s rep released a statement to People yesterday:
“Lena Dunham has been very public with her personal bouts with endometriosis. 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.”
In February, Lena went on Instagram to let fans and non-fans alike know that she wouldn’t be doing press for the latest season of Girls because of her condition. The disease is chronic so flare ups are common and like any chronic disease, the sufferer needs to rest their ass.
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
While I’m not a fan of her show, I’m also not a fan of people being sick. Let’s hope she gets better and gets back to work, including hawking Goop’s skincare line on Instagram. Gwyneth needs her!