Angelina Jolie Has Chickenpox, Will Miss “Unbroken” Premiere

Angelina Jolie was itchin' to promote her upcoming movie, but now, well, she's just itchin'.

Universal Studios Entertainment released a video of the A-lister informing fans that she will not be able to attend the premieres for "Unbroken," which she directed, in the next few days because she came down with "a mild bout" of chickenpox.

"I just wanted to be clear and honest about why I will be missing the 'Unbroken' events in the next few days, which is that I found out last night that I have chickenpox," Jolie says in the video, her arms and chest dotted with red blotches.

"So, I will be home itching and missing everyone, and I can't believe it because this film means so much to me. I just can't believe it. But such is life, there it is. And send everyone my love, and hope everything goes well."

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Along with the video, the studio posted on its Facebook page that Jolie's husband, Brad Pitt, will attend on her behalf. On "Monday night, her children and Brad will attend to represent her. Brad's family has flown in for the occasion, and are all looking forward to seeing the film," the studio post said.

"You have to laugh at the timing," Jolie commented, according to the studio's post. "I was sure nothing could stop me from supporting 'Unbroken.' I am heartbroken to miss our premiere, most of all the chance to be there with Louie's family, Phil's daughter Karen, veterans and all the guests who are coming."

Meanwhile, Universal Pictures said, "We all wish Angelina a speedy recovery and look forward to her returning to her work very soon. She is in very good spirits, considering after two years of hard work, she will not be there the night it finally premieres."

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There's no word on how Jolie got the chickenpox, but it's most contagious one to two days before the rash appears, so anyone who has had contact with Jolie earlier this week — like Sony co-chair Amy Pascal — may have been exposed.

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