Lena Dunham, the creator and star of HBO’s show Girls, has canceled her feminist newsletter tour because of health concerns.
The comedian and writer had planned on making a stop at the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul on June 3, appearing along with Girls director-showrunner Jenni Konner for the six-city Lenny: America IRL Tour.
But on Friday, Dunham posted on her Facebook page that ill health – namely her battle with endometriosis – had ended her hopes of touring the country.
“My body, which I’ve worked through all kinds of pain for many years, just doesn’t have what it takes to do this tour,” she writes. “Lenny is about giving 100 percent of ourselves, 100 percent of the time, and I couldn’t bear to limp through this. Not for you, our favorite people, and not for the women giving their time to join me on the road.”
EOnline reports that Dunham’s recent struggles with the disease forced her to leave the 2017 Met Ball early at the beginning of May. And she was recently hospitalized for complications from her most recent surgery.
The Mayo Clinic notes endometrioisis is a “painful disorder” in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of a woman’s uterus grow outside of the uterus.
This causes pain, sometimes severe, especially during a woman’s period. It can also cause fertility problems.
Those who bought tickets for Dunham’s show will be refunded in full automatically. Anyone with questions should contact the Fitzgerald ticket office at 651-290-1200.