By not attending the Logies, Jessica Marais is sending an important health message.

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Update: Since publishing, Jessica Marais has been awarded the silver Logie for Most Popular Actress. In her absence, her Love Child co-star Miranda Tapsell accepted the award on Marais’ behalf.

A very famous face will be missing from the Logies 2018 red carpet tonight.

Instead of attending TV’s night of nights, Jessica Marais is undergoing treatment at The Sydney Clinic, a private mental health facility located in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

The 33-year-old has been nominated for gold as Australia’s most popular personality and silver for best actress.

Earlier this week her management released a statement, announcing The Wrong Girl actress would not be attending the Awards, due to undisclosed health reasons.

“It is with much disappointment that we advise Jessica Marais is unable to attend the TV Week Logie Awards due to her health,” the statement read.

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“Jess is naturally disappointed, is grateful to TV Week and all the viewers who have nominated her for the Awards this year and wishes all the nominees and her friends a great celebration on Sunday night.”

According to The Sunday Telegraph, the four-time Logie winner has been undergoing treatment at the facility for the past two weeks.

Sources have told the publication the actress has been plagued by “a number of urgent health issues” in recent years.

In 2014, the Packed To The Rafters star spoke to the Australian Women’s Weekly about her struggle with bipolar disorder.

The mum-of-one said she was diagnosed with the condition when she was just 12 years old.

“There’s a history of bipolar in my family and I was diagnosed at one point with bipolar,” she explained. “I’ve had cognitive therapy training, so I choose not to be medicated.”

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