Lena Dunham Hospitalized For Ruptured Ovarian Cyst

Actress, novelist and creator of HBO’s “Girls”, Lena Dunham was hospitalized on Saturday night for the rupturing of an ovarian cyst and will be undergoing surgery.

Her publicist announced in a statement:

“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 your understanding and hope that Lena’s privacy will be respected.”

Last month Dunham announced that she was taking some time off to deal with her illness via Instagram while also delivering a PSA of sorts about the very under-diagnosed but serious condition, endometriosis:

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

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We wish Lena a very speedy recovery and return to tip top health.

[ABC News]