Lena Dunham was hospitalized because of dieting. The star is known for writing and directing the film Tiny Furniture and the creator, writer and star of the series Girls, and she had to because of how extreme she took it. She pushed herself too far with trying to lose weight ahead of the show’s first season.
She stated that
”I forced myself to attempt to rejigger my body. I couldn’t even do it. I ended up hospitalized for drinking too much laxative tea and not taking care of myself. I had crazy stomach pains. It was basically revealed that I’d been just drinking laxative tea and coffee and smoking cigarettes and then eating weird foods at weird hours. I really messed myself up.” In her forthcoming new book, Not That Kind of Girl, Lena talked about the obsessive food journal she kept at the time and admits it was ”painful” to address her problem in public. She said:
”My food intake was a hard thing to share publicly. A lot of my life and work is sort of about not succumbing to [those pressures], so it’s a little painful to go, ‘Oh but look, there was a time where this dominated every moment of every day.’ ”
The twenty eight year old has found a new attitude against food because of her supportive boyfriend,” fun.’s Jack Antonoff, and is now content with her shape. She told People magazine:
”I really feel good with my size now. I know when I say that people are like, ‘mm hmm’, but I just do! It used to be when I went into a room with all thin women I felt like, what’s wrong with me? Now I just feel special.”