Lena Dunham Thanks Fans For All Of Their Support While She Experiences Health Issues

Lena Dunham shared earlier this year that she would not be doing any press for the upcoming final season of the hit television show on which she stars, Girls.

The star was forthcoming in regard to the reason for her decision to stay out of the spotlight and made known that the reason was health-related.

Wonderwall (via MSN) relays the health situation that was the culprit in keeping Dunham away from the media.

“Lena Dunham announced on Instagram that should would not be doing any press for the final season of her hit HBO show “Girls” due to her endometriosis diagnosis. Now Lena Dunham is letting her fans know that she’s doing well and their words have done wonders for her.”

The 29-year-old star took to Instagram to thank more than her 2.3 million fans for their encouragement and support during this difficult time she has been experiencing. Dunham’s words were heartfelt and sincere, as the publication notes.

“Thank you all so much for the support over the last few weeks. I cannot even begin to express how much good your generosity has done for my body/soul. I’ve met so many amazing sisters (and bros!) in arms through what some might label my ‘over-sharing’ and it has healed me in a multitude of ways.”

It was back on February 8 that Lena made it known to fans that she wouldn’t be involved in the promotion of the new season of the hit show. But she has kept her fans updated on her health and also shared that it is the fans and the excitement of the upcoming season that is helping her through the painful time. The star added a picture of herself on her way to an appointment and shared the times to watch for more Girls entertainment.

“To add to my good fortune, TOMORROW I get to bring you more@girlshbo at 10:00pm on HBO. In this pic I was headed to the gynecologist feeling decidedly unglamorous when I passed a bus bearing our poster. Remind you of a certain iconic credits sequence? CC@sarahjessicaparker.”


The announcement on February 8 came at a time that many would expect Dunham to be focusing on the show; however, health surely comes first and the controversial star made sure to convey this in the initial Instagram post.

“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.”

It is certainly a good choice for the actress to take the time she needs to listen to her body and to rest. Endometriosis is a condition that can be very painful and can also cause emotional hardships. The Mayo Clinic‘s description of the condition that Dunahm has been diagnosed with conveys the reason that the star would need to take time away from the spotlight at the moment.

“…an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus.”

The author and actor has experienced great success with the HBO hit show and also made waves with her novel Not That Kind Of Girl. However, back in 2014, as BuzzFeed shared, the star faced accusations and caused controversy after a certain description about her perception of her little sister. The portion of the novel, which Lena claims was intended as harmless and simply an honest train of thought that she had as a pre-teen, was turned into an accusation of sexual abuse that the star fervently denied and was horrified by.

It is refreshing to discover that the star is feeling better and ready to enjoy being a part of the final season of Girls.

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