“Girls” star reveals she has chronic disease

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Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO series “Girls” revealed she’s dealing with Ehlers-Danlos syndromes — a chronic disease affecting the joints and skin.

Dunham posted the announcement on social media in response to the publication of a paparazzi photo showing her walking with a cane.

She wrote – “For years, I resisted doing anything that would make my physical situation easier, insisting that a cane would ‘make things weird.'” Dunham has shared details about her health before, including her weight gain, hysterectomy, mental health issues and endometriosis.

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