Lena Dunham has posted a snap on Instagram from her hospital bed to thank fans for their support and give an important message about healthcare. The Girls star, who has been vocal about her struggle with endometriosis, also gave advice to fellow women who struggle with chronic illness, writing: "We aren't weak- quite the opposite, actually."
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Lena shared a snap from hospital
She wrote: "Thank you for all the love & concern that's been pouring in since Tuesday. Although I'm much healthier than I was a year ago, complications arose from my most recent endometriosis surgery. When the healthcare of so many American women, especially our trans sisters, is at-risk- or already nonexistent- I am lucky to be in the position to seek help when I'm in pain. To those in that privileged spot- never forget that we are blessed and can pay it forward by supporting Planned Parenthood and LGBTQ clinics… I also want to remind all the women suffering from chronic illness that we aren't weak- quite the opposite, actually. We do our jobs with skill even when we're struggling. We care families even when we can hardly care for ourselves. We serve major face on a red carpet when we feel like lying face down would be more appropriate."
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Lena posed on the red carpet before being rushed to the emergency room
She also spoke proudly about the Met Gala, where she turned heads in a gorgeous burgundy gown. "I'll always be proud of those Met Gala pics- not just because I felt beautiful, surrounded by art and magic, hugging my best friend tightly, but because they're evidence that women contain steely multitudes," she wrote. Her fans were quick to offer their support, with one writing: "Thank you for posting this and I hope you feel much better. You have made so much progress! Keep it up," while another added: "I've had this surgery 3 times girl! It's tough, but you've got this!! Hope you recover and feel better asap!"