Over time, we always had a feeling that Lena Dunham would say that enough is enough and stop talking to the press altogether. After one too many controversies covered by the media, we were certain that at some point she would get so fed up that she’d dismiss this part of the industry in one clean chop. (You know, kind of like Miley Cyrus when she said that she was cutting red carpets out of her life.) So when Dunham announced a few hours ago that she wouldn’t be doing press anymore, we thought we knew the reason why. But we were wrong—so wrong.
In a personal post on Instagram, Dunham revealed that she has been diagnosed with endometriosis. (In case you weren’t informed in health class, endometriosis is “a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus.”) Not too long ago, Halsey also opened up about how she’s been dealing with the painful disorder in what she called an “emo moment.”
Dunham explained that the chronic condition affects approximately 1 in 10 women’s reproductive health, and that she’s taking time out of the public eye to rest so that she can “make season 6 of Girls the best one yet.” Read Dunham’s entire confession in the IG post, below.
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
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