Skip to Content

Girls star and creator Lena Dunham was taken to the hospital today and will undergo surgery.

She was hospitalized after an ovarian cyst ruptured, her rep told People.

Lena Dunham Red Carpet Image
Photo via Adriana M. Barraza/

"Lena Dunham has been very public with her personal bouts with endometriosis," said Dunham’s spokesperson Cindi Berger. "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."

Dunham just discussed her condition last month in an Instagram post, saying she was going through a "rough patch."

Her deteriorating health problems came at an unfortunate time, as she and HBO were getting ready to promote season 6 of Girls, which premiered February 21.

"Hey Beloved Pals," she wrote. "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."

THG sends Lena our best wishes and hopes for a fast recovery.