Angelina Jolie announced on a video that she will not be able to attend the Hollywood premiere of her film Unbroken because she has chickenpox.
Unbroken is based on the book by Laura Hildebrand and tells the true-life story of Louis Zamperini, former Olympic athlete and World War Two Army Air Force bomber airman. Zamperini’s plane went down in the Pacific and Zamperini survived, only to end up in a Japanese prison camp.
Jolie directed Unbroken.
It’s kind of a big deal with the director of a major motion picture doesn’t attend the Hollywood premiere, especially when said director is a well-known celebrity. Then again, chickenpox is a very serious matter, especially when it happens to someone as old as Jolie. The older you are, the worst the symptoms are.
Chickenpox is highly contagious. I didn’t get chickenpox until I was 19 years old. My symptoms didn’t appear until the morning I left for Air Force basic training. I showed up at Lackland Air Force Base at three in the morning covered with spots, and running a high fever. I spent my first week in the Air Force in an isolation room at the base hospital. I have no idea how many people I gave chickenpox to before that. I flew on two commercial airplanes and was in close proximity to literally hundreds of people.
Chickenpox is awful and if Angelina Jolie has it, I feel really bad for her.