A pesky, potentially dangerous chicken pox virus is the latest Hollywood ladder-climber to glom onto A-lister Angelina Jolie. The actress released a video announcing she has been contracted the viral infection and had leave the press tour for her new film ‘Unbroken’ to heal:

“I just want 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. 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 because such is life, but there it is.”

The “don’t scratch” disease can actually be quite serious in adults: Varicella-zoster virus manifest as shingles and comes from the same family as the herpes virus. Most schoolchildren are required to get a chicken pox vaccine, and adults can get it also, although it will no longer be 100% effective.We’re sure Angelina Jolie is still as gorgeous as ever, even with an icky rash.Watch the video below:Related Articles: Shingles On The Rise: Is The Chicken Pox Vaccine To Blame?