Most know and love Lena Dunham for her outspoken personality and radiant confidence, but the actress recently shocked fans after announcing her battle with a serious case of endometriosis. This condition occurs when uterine lining tissue strays outside the uterus and grows in places it isn't meant to. Along with causing severe pain, endometriosis may cause infertility. Lena shared a note about her ongoing struggle on Instagram and how it's affecting the final season of Girls.
Hey Beloved Pals, I just wanted to let you know that, while I am so excited for Girls to return on Feb 21, I won't be out and about doing press for the new season. 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. Wishing you all health & happiness, in whatever form suits you. Back soon xxLena
Endometriosis reaches approximately 10 percent of women during their reproductive years, and many are beginning to speak out about their personal experience with the condition, including musician Halsey.
— HALSEY (@halsey) January 29, 2016