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Lena postpones tour dates

Lena Dunham has postponed two dates on her book tour due to illness.

The Girls star announced that she has postponed two European dates on her book tour. A statement through the publisher of her tome Not That Kind of Girl cited illness as the reason for postponing the stops in Belgium and Germany until December 3 and 9.

The statement did not explain the nature of Lena’s illness, but revealed: “Details to come”.

Lena previously revealed the postponement over the weekend, but many believed the decision was due to criticism she had received after the publication of a passage from the book.

In the passage, Lena described kissing her sister when they were children. But after she was accused of sexually abusing sibling Grace, she released a statement angrily responding to the claims.

"Childhood sexual abuse is a life-shattering event for so many, and I have been vocal about the rights of survivors," she said in the statement to Time magazine. "If the situations described in my book have been painful or triggering for people to read, I am sorry, as that was never my intention."

"As for my sibling, Grace, she is my best friend, and anything I have written about her has been published with her approval."

Lena, 28, has been working hard promoting her book around America and Europe.

And in a recent interview, she opened up about the process of writing the manuscript.

"I wrote a few essays and decided it could be a book and then it was just forcing myself do it in my off hours; it took about two years to write," she said.

"Even though there's some serious stuff, I hoped it would be a joyful experience. Every time I make myself laugh writing, someone else says, 'I don't like that part.' Nothing I laugh at successfully makes it into anything. I have a good base of people who will be like: 'You can't do that.'"

She added that her boyfriend Jack Antonoff will always be honest when critiquing her work.

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