Lena Dunham Drops Out of 'Girls' Tour to Take Time Off For Her Health

Dunham, who has endometriosis, said she's battling a "rough patch."

Lena Dunham is taking time off from promoting her HBO series Girls to battle a serious health problem.

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The 29-year-old actress and writer has endometriosis, a female reproduction health disorder. It occurs when the tissue lining the uterus strays outside the womb and grows in places it is not supposed to. Aside from causing severe pain, it may cause infertility.

"As many of you know I have endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 women's reproductive health," Dunham wrote on Instagram as she shared the news.

The new season of Girls is set to air on February 21. The show will end next year after a six season run.

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In her note to fans, Dunham, the series creator, wrote: “All I want is to make season 6 of Girls the best one yet.”

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