Here’s something that won’t surprise you:
Like the majority of the civilized world, Lena Dunham is no fan of the odious GOP-backed legislation commonly referred to as “Trump Care.”
Here’s something that probably will surprise you:
During Monday night’s 2017 Met Gala, Dunham was rushed to the hospital shortly after walking the red carpet.
Dunham suffers from endometriosis, a chronic illness affecting the female reproductive system that often results in chronic pelvic pain and infertility.
The actress and writer underwent a fifth surgical procedure in April with the goal of alleviating her symptoms for good, but apparently she experienced complications the night of the gala.
Yesterday, Dunham shared a photo from her hospital bed in which her custom Elizabeth Kennedy dress can be seen in the background.
She posted the pic alongside some thoughts about healthcare in America:
“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,” Lena wrote on Instagram.
“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 like Callen-Lorde with our [money] and [time].
Dunham went on to offer words of encouragement to other women who are suffering from chronic illnesses:
“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.”
Dunham went on to address recent the recent controversies at Fox News, pointing out that on-air personality Diana Falzone recently sued the network for allegedly discriminating against her as a result of her endometriosis diagnosis:
“Just that morning @dianafalzone sued Fox after they took her off air for disclosing her endometriosis,” Dunham wrote.
“But they’re the ones who lost when they fired her, because everyone who’s anyone knows that if you can battle chronic illness there’s nothing you can’t take on.”
Powerful words from a powerful woman.
Fortunately, Lena says that despite the recent setback she’s healthier than ever these days.
We wish her all the best as she continues to battle this potentially debilitating illness.