Lena Dunham Is Out of the Hospital After Surgery for Ruptured Ovarian Cyst

Lena Dunham is Out of the Hospital After Surgery for Ruptured Ovarian Cyst
Lena Dunham
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03/07/2016 AT 11:45 AM EST

Two days after going to the hospital for surgery following a ruptured ovarian cyst, Lena Dunham is heading home.

In an Instagram post Monday morning, the Girls star said that she left the hospital.

"Thank you so much for the love. I'm safely out of the hospital and recuperating. Your well wishes mean the world. I can't wait to be up and active, and to show my thanks.

"always your girl, Lena"





Her spokesperson told PEOPLE that she would have surgery on Saturday.

"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 spokesperson, Cindi Berger, said in a statement. "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 announced last month that she would not be doing press before the new season of Girls premiered on Feb. 21 due to a severe flare-up of endometriosis.

"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," Dunham wrote in Facebook post Feb. 8.

"So many women with this disease literally don't have the option of time off and I won't take it for granted."

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 onĀ Monday, 8 February 2016


Dunham recently told Paper magazine that due to her condition, she might be unable to have kids on her own.



"I've always wanted to be a mother as long as I've been on this earth, it's something that has been important to me," Dunham said. "I've said to my boyfriend [Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff], 'If fertility ends up being a challenge for me, I'm not gonna be the person who spends six years in IVF' because while I'm really intrigued by the possibility of carrying a child in my body, and I don't judge anyone else's choices, for me, years and years of hormones and body manipulation wouldn't work for my psychology and my body."

Instead, the writer and actress would be open to adoption.

"It's not important enough to me that my child come out of my body and it's not important to me, really at all, that the child belonged to Jack and me on a genetic level. It's important to me that we have the right child for us and take the right kind of care of them."
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