For several weeks now, fans have been concerned about Johnny Depp.
Based on multiple photos that depict the actor in a seemingly malnourished state, they’re feared the worst when it comes to Depp’s health.
It turns out, however, that these supporters were focused on the wrong member of the Depp family.
According to the French outlet Public, actress Vanessa Paradis recently missed the Paris premiere of her film A Knife in the Heart due to concern over her son Jack’s well-being.
Jack is 16 years old and Paradis shares the teenager with Depp.
“Unfortunately, Vanessa Paradis was not able to join us tonight, she had to be absent because of her son’s serious health problems,” the aforementioned movie’s director, Yann Gonzalez, told this outlet.
No one from either Depp’s camp nor Paradis’ camp has responded to this report.
Paradis and Depp dated from 1998 to 2012 and had two children during this time: 19-year-old Lily-Rose Depp and Jack, whose real name is John Christopher Depp III.
The actor does not play a prominent role in the lives of his kids.
This unfortunate news come as Depp is currently in Europe touring with his band The Hollywood Vampires.
The group, which includes music legends Joe Perry of Aerosmith fame, and Alice Cooper, has been globetrotting with stops in Russia and Germany.
It also comes about a week after Rolling Stone published an in-depth, personal and disturbing interview with the Pirates of the Caribbean star, in which Depp opened up about being “as low as I could have been” during the past couple of years.
The piece depicted Depp as a nearly-broke recluse who stays up all night (every night) and who is basically never not drinking wine or taking drugs.
“I was as low as I believe I could have gotten,” Depp told the publication, thinking back his emotional state in the middle of his failed marriage to Amber Heard, along with his floundering financial situation.
Depp has been accused on numerous occasions of abusing Heard.
There’s VIDEO FOOTAGE out there of the star shattering a wine glass in his then-wife’s presence and verbally berating her.
In his Rolling Stone interview, Depp admits that he thought he would die at various points over the last couple years.
He notes his split from Heard and subsequent monetary difficulties and says:
“The next step was, ‘You’re going to arrive somewhere with your eyes open and you’re going to leave with your eyes closed.’
“I couldn’t take the pain every day.”
Of course, it’s hard to feel too much sympathy for someone who allegedly spends $ 30,000 per month on wine and who owns 14 homes around the world.
Photographs such as the one directly above are what have led to speculation over Depp’s own health.
He appears frail and gaunt and, by his own admission, often drunk and/or high.
Based on this revealing Rolling Stone article, he doesn’t seem too anxious to make any changes, either.
Still, though, we naturally wish the very best to the actor’s son and hope he makes a full recovery.