Lena Dunham has been released from the hospital following her surgery for a ruptured ovarian cyst. The Girls creator and star has been open about her longtime troubles with several health related issues, including her battle with endometriosis.
Now, Dunham has been released, following a two-day stay at the hospital. Lena let her Instagram followers know about her experience through a social media post. Mostly, she wanted her fans to know that she was okay following the breaking news over the weekend that a cyst had ruptured.
In a photo that showed the words “good vibes,” Dunham captioned it as follows.
“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.”
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 7, 2016
Prior to her hospitalization, Dunham started speaking publicly about her ongoing battle with endometriosis, and the pain she has gone through. Speaking about how misinformed people are, Dunham said that it took her years before she was properly diagnosed. She was officially diagnosed with the condition at the age of 24, which was during the first season of Girls. She suffered with endometriosis years before she was officially diagnosed.
“Endometriosis is not life-threatening. It doesn’t manifest externally very often; the symptoms just look like a pair of sweatpants and a Charlize Theron–in–Monster–level grimace. I know I’m lucky in the grand health scheme, but I also know that I am one of many women who grasp for a sense of consistent well-being, fight against the betrayals of their bodies, and who are often met with skepticism by doctors trained to view painful periods as the lot of women who should learn to grin and bear it.”
Following her public battle with the condition, Dunham announced that she would have to bow out of the press tour for the upcoming fifth season of her hit series Girls. In a Facebook post, she explained that she couldn’t attend anything given the sudden flare ups of her condition. “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 continued: “So many women with this disease literally don’t have the option of time off and I won’t take it for granted.”
As for her hit TV show Girls, as stated, it’s currently in its fifth season. Dunham opened up and revealed that the show would end after six seasons. When the news announced Dunham said that she was always aware of the show’s “lightning rod” ways, and because of that she didn’t want to overstay her welcome.
Of the viewership, she said that everyone involved with the show wanted to make sure that going forward, they wanted to keep the momentum and not end on a soft note, which just means that she wants Girls to end on a high note, then wind up something that needs to be put out to pasture.
Despite Dunham’s absence from the press tour, fans seemed to be ready for the start of the fifth season after a huge hiatus.
As for her down time, Dunham still had the time to campaign via social media for presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
Hopefully Lena Dunham is on the road to recovery for good!
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