Lena Dunham Cancels Lenny Tour, Won’t Attempt to Heal Nation’s Divide After All – Missouri News

Lena Dunham Cancels Lenny Tour, Won’t Attempt to Heal Nation’s Divide After All –  Missouri News

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Just like the chilling finale of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Lenny has been stilled in the prime of its life.

Lena Dunham announced today that she’s scrapping her feminist roadshow Lenny IRL, which was slated to kick off in St. Louis on May 31 before making its way through a half-dozen other Rust Belt cities (and Lexington, Kentucky, oddly), “healing the very big divide that exists in our country right now.”

But don’t blame slow ticket sales. Instead the tour has been cancelled because of a flare-up of Dunham’s endometriosis, which required immediate surgery followed by physical therapy, according to the open letter Dunham posted on Lenny’s homepage.

Writes Dunham,

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…

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