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“Rough patch”

Lena Dunham pulls out of “Girls” press tour citing struggle with endometriosis

By WITW Staff on February 9, 2016

Lena Dunham dropped out of her promotional tour for the upcoming season of Girls due to a flare-up of endometriosis, a chronic and often-painful condition that affects the lining of the uterus. The actor, writer and director announced on Facebook and Instagram that she was going through a “rough patch” with the disease and that she needed 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,” she wrote. “So many women with this disease literally don’t have the option of time off and I won’t take it for granted.”

Dunham has written about her struggle with endometriosis before, in a November issue of the newsletter Lenny that she publishes with co-showrunner Jenni Konner, where she recalled how her condition went undiagnosed for more than a decade. According to The Telegraph, an estimated 176 million women worldwide have the disease.

Read the full story at The Telegraph.

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