‘Girls’ Star Lena Dunham To Get Surgery After Ovarian Cyst Rupture
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“Girls” actress and writer Lena Dunham is set to undergo surgery following an ovarian cyst rupture. Her reps confirmed that she was taken to the hospital in the weekend.
“This morning, she suffered from an ovarian cyst rupture and has been taken to the hospital,” said Cindi Berger, Dunham’s spokesperson in a press 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.”
Prior to this, Dunham has claimed she is suffering from endometriosis and thus won’t be actively promoting the return of “Girls” on HBO, which premiered on Feb. 21.
Ten percent of women suffer from the condition, where the tissue grows outside of the uterus, making period pain worse and causing infertility. “So many women with this disease literally don’t have the option of time off and I won’t take it for granted,” Dunham said when she announced her condition, per Deadline.
Per Dunham in the Lenny newsletter , she has been suffering from this reproductive illness for over a decade and was misdiagnosed before.
“Girls” is on its fifth season on the cable network and has been picked up for a sixth and final season for next year. The series also stars Allison Williams, Adam Driver, Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet.