Lena Dunham Hospitalized With Ruptured Cyst, Will Undergo Surgery
Lena Dunham was hospitalized on Saturday after a cyst ruptured, and she will have to undergo surgery.
In a statement furnished to Gossip Cop, Dunham’s rep says, “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.”
Dunham hinted last month that her endometriosis was worsening when she was forced to pull out of a press tour for “Girls.” In a message directed toward “beloved pals,” she wrote on Instagram at the time, “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,” Dunham went on. “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.”
Endometriosis can cause an excessive amount of cysts, called endometrioma, to form from unnatural tissue growth outside the uterus. While ruptures are rare, they are incredibly painful, and if not treated as an emergency situation, can permanently affect a woman’s fertility. Gossip Cop wishes Dunham a speedy recovery during this difficult time.