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Lena Dunham Reveals She Has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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Lena Dunham says she has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Lena Dunham went on Instagram to tell the world she's has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a chronic disease that affects the joints and skin. The creator and star of "Girls" posted the announcement on Instagram in response to the publication of a paparazzi photo that showed her walking with a cane. "This is what life is like when I'm struggling most with chronic illness," she wrote. "An Ehler-Danlos syndrome flare means that I need support from more than just my friends... so thank you, sweet cane!"