Lena Dunham has privately undergone three surgeries this year and has "spent much of my year in bed," she revealed on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
In her Lenny newsletter, the "Girls" star said the surgeries have left her in severe pain.
"I was supine, feet up, heating pad on, recovering from three successive pelvic and uterine surgeries that rendered me unable to explore the world beyond my apartment, or maybe just angry and unwilling," she wrote.
Lena's health has been a topic in the media all year. In early March she had an emergency operation for a ruptured ovarian cyst. A month prior she canceled a "Girls" press tour because of her ongoing battle with endometriosis. Her additional surgeries were unknown until her letter, in which she also claimed that she wasn't exactly well while filming the final season of "Girls."
At the time, she said, "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."
In her new newsletter she details her sickness during that time.
"At my sickest I walked into the street in a summer skirt....... and snapped an image to promote my glittery shoes, my idyllic summer, my own blessed life. Pain pulsed across my back and down my legs," she wrote. "I smiled, flashed a peace sign, and posted, content that the people who didn't know me but thought they did wouldn't be feeling sorry for me that night. I went back to bed."
In July, the actress shared an image of her in an arm sling, but she have little indication as to why she was injured. She now says the fracture occurred "between surgery two and surgery three."
"Today I'm having a down day. I'm in bed, trying to meditate away the referred pain and also the guilt that comes with admitting what your body can't do," she said. "I am whole, except for this irrelevant flesh."