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Lena Dunham to Undergo Surgery After Ovarian Cyst Rupture

“Lena will be undergoing surgery at an undisclosed hospital,” the “Girls” star’s publicist tells TheWrap

Lena Dunham was hospitalized on Saturday for a ruptured ovarian cyst and will undergo surgery, her rep told TheWrap.

The creator and star of HBO’s “Girls” has previously been treated for endometriosis, a chronic disease affecting the tissue around the uterus.

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,” her publicist Cindi Berger told TheWrap in a statement. “Lena will be undergoing surgery at an undisclosed hospital. We thank you for your understanding and hope that Lena’s privacy will be respected.”

Last November, Dunham wrote on her Lenny online newsletter about her long struggle with endometriosis, which can cause extreme pain and lead to complications such as infertility. The disease affects as many as 1 in 10 women.

Dunham’s disease seemed to flare up again last month, prompting her to pull back on promotional duties for the new season of “Girls,” which returned on Feb. 21.

“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 wrote in Facebook post on Feb. 8. “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.”