We’re sending huge get well wishes to Lena Dunham right now.
The 29-year-old actress has been admitted to hospital after suffering a ruptured ovarian cyst. She’s set to have surgery, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
In a statement released yesterday, her spokesperson said: ‘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.’
Lena opened up about her endometriosis – a disease in which tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside it – last month.
She posted an Instagram photo of what appeared to be herself in bed, alongside which she explained that she was unable to join the publicity tour for the new series of Girls.
Lena captioned the image: ‘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.
‘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. So many women with this disease literally don’t have the option of time off and I won’t take it for granted. ’
According to the National Institutes of Health, endometriosis affects between 6-10% of women of reproductive age.
About 11% of these women will not experience symptoms. For the rest, they typically feel pain during their cycles. However, a small few end up developing more chronic pain.
All our love, lady.