Lena Dunham Cancels Press Appearances For 'Girls' Amid Health Problems

by Gillian Fuller
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It's t-minus 13 days until the season five premiere of HBO's “Girls,” but creator Lena Dunham won't be out celebrating anytime soon. In a Facebook post earlier today, the feminist icon revealed she's taking a break for a little while, per doctor's orders.

As fans may know, Dunham suffers from endometriosis, a condition that causes uterine lining to grow in places it shouldn't, like the bladder, fallopian tubes, or ovaries.

Though it's fairly common — affecting up to one in 10 women — it can cause some pretty nasty side effects including fatigue, severe abdominal cramping and pain during sex.

Understandably, Lena is not up for a press tour. In her post, the actress wrote,

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 to do is make season 6 of Girls the best one yet.

We have faith in you, Lena.

See Dunham's post below and read more about her battle with endometriosis on Lenny Letter.

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... Posted by Lena Dunham on Monday, February 8, 2016

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