Last month, Lena Dunham announced that she would be stepping back from her promotional duties on the new season of Girls to rest and recover from a “rough patch” of endometriosis, the chronic reproductive health condition from which she suffers.

Earlier today, Dunham’s reps announced that she has been hospitalised after suffering from an ovarian cyst rupture, a matter that will require the 29-year-old to undergo surgery. 

Her spokesperson Cyndi Berger told People, via 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 you understanding and hope that Lena’s privacy will be respected.”

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…

Posted by Lena Dunham on Monday, February 8, 2016

The fifth season of Girls is currently airing on Foxtel’s Showcase.

Source: People.

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