She has always been an open book.
And Lena Dunham took to Instagram to speak on Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, an inherited condition of which she reportedly suffers.
On Halloween, the star was seen walking with a cane as she left 'the doctor' while dressed in a nightgown and slippers.
Dressed down: Lena Dunham, 33, took to Instagram to speak on Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a condition of which she reportedly suffers
'..This is what life is like when I’m struggling most with chronic illness. An Ehler-Danlos syndrome flare means that I need support from more than just my friends... so thank you, sweet cane!, ' the 33-year-old began on Instagram.
'For years, I resisted doing anything that would make my physical situation easier, insisting that a cane would “make things weird.” But it’s so much less weird to actually be able to participate than to stay in bed all day.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a 'group of inherited disorders that affect your connective tissues, primarily your skin, joints and blood vessel walls.'
This can lead to 'overly flexible joints and stretchy, fragile skin.'
Ouch! The writer took her time walking to a waiting vehicle while holding a cane and sporting a bandage across her hand
Feel for her: Lena also has endometriosis, and had her uterus removed, as well as 'her left ovary', according to People
Open and honest: Sia, 43, also suffers from the disease. She took to Twitter last month to share the sad news with her followers