Lena Dunham has told fans she is going through a “rough patch” and she won’t be promoting the latest season of Girls on the road.
The 29-year-old actress told fans that she suffers from endometriosis, a condition which causes tissue to grow outside the uterus, and doctors have instructed her to rest.
“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 out and about doing press for the new season,” Dunham wrote in a post on Instagram.
“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 then tanked her producers Jennifer Korren and Judd Apatow for their support before voicing her gratitude for the time off.
“So many women with this disease literally don’t have the option of time off and I won’t take it for granted,” she wrote.
As many as one in 10 women suffer from the painful condition that can in some cases cause infertility.