Lena Dunham to Undergo Surgery for Ovarian Cyst Rupture

Writer and start of HBO's 'Girls' has endometriosis, a painful disease that occurs when tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside of it.

Lena Dunham poses on arrival at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 12, 2014.
Lena Dunham poses on arrival at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 12, 2014.Credit: Reuters

Lena Dunham will undergo surgery after experiencing an ovarian cyst rupture.

Spokeswoman Cindi Berger said in a statement that the writer and actress had been taken to an undisclosed hospital Saturday morning.

Dunham has endometriosis, a painful disease that occurs when tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside of it.

The statement said that Dunham, 29, has been very open with her personal issues with endometriosis.

No further details were provided.

Dunham writes, directs and stars in the HBO series "Girls."

The statement asked that Dunham's privacy be respected.

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