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Jessica Marais thanks her supporters after her Logie win for Most Popular Actress

The Love Child star was unable to attend the ceremony due to "urgent health issues."

By Alex Lilly
TV's night of nights may be done and dusted, but there was one big name who was unfortunately unable to attend last night's annual TV WEEK Logie Awards.
Gold Logie nominee Jessica Marais may have lost out to Grant Denyer for the biggest award of the night, but she did win the Most Popular Actress award for her work on Love Child, and thanked all of her supporters, including co-star Miranda Tapsell who accepted the Logie on her behalf.
Taking to Instagram, the Love Child star posted, "Can't believe I won a Logie last night..! @misstap thanks for being a stylish, eloquent, vixen legend and taking the speech plunge for me, I love you. And to @grantdenyer, your speech moved me to tears. And gives me strength. Courage in the quiet battle.. congrats mate." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"To everyone who watched, made, and supported Love Child and The Wrong Girl.. my eternal gratitude and @tvweekmag thank you so much. Xxx"
Jess and her fellow 2018 Gold Logie nominees Grant Denyer, Tracey Grimshaw, Amanda Keller and Rodger Corser.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Jessica watched last night's Logies from the Sydney Clinic at Bronte where she was admitted two weeks ago for "a number of urgent health issues" that have plagued the actress in recent years.
In 2014, the actress spoke of her mental illness battles and her diagnosis with bipolar disorder which she has struggled with since the age of 12.
"I just think it's important to talk about depression," she said at the time. "It's nothing to be ashamed of. And the more we talk about it as a community, the more we remove the stigma."
Chatting to TV WEEK in the lead-up to the Logies, Jess credited her daughter Scout, as helping her see the brighter side of life.
"I've learnt so many things since becoming a mother," Jessica muses.
"I learn things about myself by watching myself in Scout. She teaches me as much as I teach her.
"She's taught me patience and how to let go of the things you can't change. She reminds me of the immediacy of today and to be present in the important moments, because I tend to hang on to things."
Congratulations on your win Jess, wishing you all the best.
Jess and her former Packed To The Rafters co-star James Stewart welcomed daughter Scout in May 2012.