Johnny Depp has been forced to cancel several concerts with his band ‘Hollywood Vampires’ due to injury. The actor-musician had broken his ankle, he announced in a statement.
The 59-year-old star of films such as ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ said it all started with an uneasiness that worsened as the days went by and the effort derived from commitments like festivals and Cannes cinema.
Now the doctors have banned Johnny Depp from traveling and he will have to rest.
The dates of the concerts in Europe are already being rescheduled and a refund has also been offered to those who prefer it.
In recent statements to the media, the actor has declared that what has been published about him is “horribly written fiction” following the controversy that sparked his appearance at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival.
“In these last five, six years, all he has read is badly written fiction,” he said at a press conference, alluding to his high-profile legal battle with his ex-wife.
“We live in very strange, strange times where it seems like everyone has to be different,” the 59-year-old actor said. “For those who want to live like this, I wish them the best. Don’t count on me,” he compromised.
Depp had a bitter legal battle with his wife, Amber Heard, to whom he was married for just over a year between 2015 and 2016. The actress filed a suit for marital violence and requested for divorce.
Following this, the actor filed a defamation suit against his ex-wife, who continued to accuse him of defamation, and won the case.
Johnny Depp, an actor who has admitted problems with alcohol and drugs, has found himself sidelined by Hollywood studios.
Last year, French director and actress Maiwen invited him to shoot a film “Jean du Barry” about the favorite of King Louis XV, played by the actor.
The film recently opened the Cannes Festival.
On the same day, a group of French film professionals signed a manifesto protesting the presence of “aggressive men and women” on the red carpet.
Depp said of Maiwen, “It was brave of them to cast a provincial from Kentucky like Louis XV.”
When asked whether he felt Hollywood had boycotted him, Depp replied: “No, because I don’t think about Hollywood, I don’t need Hollywood much.”