Lena Dunham suffered a ruptured ovarian cyst Saturday (March 5) and has been rushed to the hospital. The “Girls” star, who has openly discussed her issues with a painful disorder inside her uterus in the past, has referred to it as a “chronic condition.”
“Lena Dunham has been very public with her personal bouts with endometriosis,” her spokesman Cindi Berger tells People magazine in a statement. “This morning, she suffered from an ovarian cyst rupture and has been taken to the hospital.”
Just last month, the 29-year-old actress/writer/director/producer revealed in a frank Facebook post that she was going through a “rough patch” with her health and would be taking some time off to rest.
“Lena will be undergoing surgery at an undisclosed hospital,” the rep says of this latest development with Dunham’s health. “We thank you for you[r] understanding and hope that Lena’s privacy will be respected.”