Just in case you’re wondering where Lena Dunham is on the Girls season 6 press junket, here’s why the creator and star is conspiciously absent: The actress/writer/general wunderkind is taking some time off to deal with a chronic illness. 

In an Instagram post, Dunham explained that she’s going “through a rough patch” with her endometriosis, and her doctors have advised that she takes some time right now to rest, recuperate, and take care of herself. 

Dunham has been open in the past about her struggle with the chronic reproductive condition (which she notes in her post affects 1 in 10 women).

She promises to be “back soon”, and Lena – we’re holding you to it!


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