March 5, 2016


‘Girls’ Creator Lena Dunham Hospitalized Due To Ruptured Ovarian Cyst

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Lena Dunham, known for her on HBO original series Girls, has been hospitalized due to a ruptured ovarian cyst. 

Her rep has confirmed to People that Dunham was brought to the hospital for surgery. Dunham’s spokesperson Cindi Berger told People, “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.”

Berger adds, “Lena will be undergoing surgery at an undisclosed hospital. We thank you for your understanding and hope that Lena’s privacy will be respected.” 

On Feb. 8, Dunham wrote a statement on Facebook giving an update on her current health. “As many of you know I have endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 women’s reproductive health,” she writes. “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.” 

Girls is currently on its fifth season, airing on Sundays on HBO.