Lena Dunham had planned to take her newsletter Lenny Letter on a short tour beginning at the end of this month that would feature the likes of Saturday Night Live star Sasheer Zamata and Katie Crutchfield, otherwise known as Waxahatchee. But today Dunham announced in Lenny that it has been canceled as she deals with health concerns related to her endometriosis. “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 explained. “Lenny is about giving 100 percent of ourselves, 100 percent of the time, and I couldn’t bear to limp through this.“ She wrote:
To be perfectly honest, I’m in the greatest amount of physical pain that I have ever experienced. After being told I was endometriosis-free after my last procedure, more disease was found in deeper spots that required immediate surgery and now physical therapy. This disease is wily and unrelenting, and I’m really blessed to have a community, both online and IRL, who let me express how hard that is. Inspired by you, I’m gonna say “Eff you” to embarrassment and walk the walk of a woman who really takes care of herself. My goals have to be simplified for this moment: to write and to heal.
Dunham promised that tickets would be refunded and that she would make personal donations to the charities Lenny IRL was set to benefit. Earlier this month, Dunham was in the hospital following complications from a surgery.