"Girls" creator Lena Dunham was hospitalized Saturday and is set to undergo surgery, according to a spokesperson for the actress.
"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 rep said in a statement. "Lena will be undergoing surgery at an undisclosed hospital. We thank you for your understanding and hope that Lena's privacy will be respected."
Dunham -- who not only created the hit HBO series "Girls," but also stars and writes for the series -- announced on Instagram last month that she was taking time off to focus on her health.
Dunham, 29, added that she was going through a "rough patch" with the illness and that doctors told her 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.
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. As many of you know I have endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 women's reproductive health. 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. 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. I'm lucky enough to have support and backup from Jenni, Judd and the whole Girls gang. So many women with this disease literally don't have the option of time off and I won't take it for granted. Wishing you all health & happiness, in whatever form suits you. Back soon xxLena