Lena Dunham Hospitalized for Ruptured Ovarian Cyst, Will Undergo Surgery

Lena Dunham on Jan. 26 in Park City, Utah. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Glamour

Get well soon! Lena Dunham was hospitalized for a ruptured ovarian cyst on Saturday, March 5, a rep for the Girls creator confirmed to Us.

“Lena Dunham has been very public with her personal bouts with endometriosis,” her spokesperson told Us. “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.”

Dunham, 29, recently announced in an Instagram post that she would have to bow out of a press tour to promote the new season of the HBO show due to her health issues, though she lauded executive producers Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, as well as her castmates, for their hard work in promoting the series.

“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,” she captioned a photo of her hand on a bedspread. “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,” she continued. “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.”

The new season of Girls kicked off on HBO last month, and stars Dunham (Hannah), Allison Williams (Marnie), Jemima Kirke (Jessa), Zosia Mamet (Shoshanna), Adam Driver (Adam) and Alex Karpovsky (Ray).

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