Actress Lena Dunham was hospitalized over the weekend and was scheduled to undergo surgery before her release. People magazine reports that Dunham’s spokesperson Cindi Berger confirmed that Dunham, the star and creator of the HBO comedy “Girls,” was taken to the hospital Saturday.
People quotes a statement from Berger saying: “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.”
CNN reports that Dunham will undergo surgery for a ruptured ovarian cyst, and quotes a Facebook post from February in which Dunham wrote: “As many of you know I have endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 women’s reproductive health. 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.”