Jessica Marais seen on social media for the first time since hospital visit

Marni Dixit
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Jessica Marais has been seen on social media for the first time since she was taken to hospital on Saturday.

The 35-year-old was reportedly taken from her Eastern Suburbs home in an ambulance at about midday on Saturday, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Jessica Marais has been spotted for the first time since being admitted to hospital on Saturday. Photo: Getty

Witnesses described Jessica as being “distressed” as paramedics helped her down the stairs.

“It was really hard to watch as she was in a really bad way,” the witness told The Daily Telegraph.

“They helped her down the stairs before putting her on the gurney in the ambulance … It was a hectic scene.”

The actress now appears to be back home and hanging out with former Packed to the Rafters co-star Hugh Sheridan.

Hugh Sheridan shared photos of himself and Jessica to Instagram saying calling her "strong, talented and brave". Photo: Instagram/Hugh Sheridan

Hugh uploaded two photos of himself and Jessica, as well as a snap of himself with Rebel Wilson.

Hugh captioned the snaps, "Counting my blessings having spent the day with two of my best friends... Two very strong, talented and brave Australian women. First was a step challenge with Rebs at the opera house and then meditation and a hug with my earth angel Jessie."

He added, "I love you both beyond words."

Hugh and Jessica were meant to reunite for the Packed to the Rafters reboot (titled Back to the Rafters), however, just months after it was announced, Jessica announced that she would not be taking part.

Hugh called Jessica his "earth angel" in the Instagram post. Photo: Instagram/Hugh Sheridan

In a statement released by RGM Management, it was revealed that Jessica, who appeared on the show from 2008 until 2013, would not continue filming the Back to the Rafters reboot, effective immediately.

“Jessica Marais has decided to step away from the new series Back to the Rafters for personal reasons,” the statement started.

“She thanks everyone involved on the show for their ongoing support and love, especially her ‘Rafter’s family’, and sends them her very best wishes for the production.”

The Back to the Rafters spin-off was announced in December as the first homegrown offering from streaming giant Amazon Prime but, according to a press release, will still be produced by Seven Studios.

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