Angelina Jolie to miss film events due to chicken pox

Angelina Jolie at the world premiere of Unbroken in Sydney on November 17. Credit: PA

Angelina Jolie has revealed she has chicken pox meaning she will miss a series of events for her new film Unbroken.

In a video posted on Youtube by Universal Pictures, the actress said: "I just want to be clear and honest why I will be missing the Unbroken events in the next few days, which is that I found out last night that I have chicken pox."

She added: "So I will be home, itching and missing everyone and I can'tbelieve it because this film means so much to me. I just can't believe it, but such is life."

At the end of the 39-second clip, the mum-of-six throws her hands up and then waves goodbye.

The film is the second Jolie has directed and tells the harrowing survival story of prisoner of war and Olympic runner Louis Zamperini.

It will have its US premiere on Monday and is set for release on Christmas Day.