Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp posed for a photo with a woman in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the picture has people talking about more than his willingness to stop for fans. Depp appears thinner in the new photo than he has in the past, which has led to plenty of worried comments.
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Plenty of fans were worried, leaving comments sharing concern for his health and wishing the actor well. “I’m praying for Johnny that he is ok & this is for a movie,” one person wrote in a comment.
The actor appeared similarly frail in a photo he took with a fan in Germany.
“Why dose he looks sick ??” another person commented on a fan account that shared the photo from Germany.
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Other fans, though, thought the actor looked fine, arguing that Depp wouldn’t be on tour with his band, the Hollywood Vampires, if he weren’t in good health. And some people thought that fans wouldn’t be wondering if Depp were sick if he hadn’t shaved his head and his facial hair. “The first time I shaved after people only seeing me with facial hair (and hair on my head, I shaved my head too) everyone thought I was sick and dying,” one commenter wrote on the photo from Russia.
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As the Hollywood Reporter pointed out, Depp has recently been in the news because of a few different personal issues. In January, Depp filed a lawsuit against his former business managers at the Management Group, alleging claims including fraud and negligence. And in May, two of Depp’s former bodyguards sued him for charges including “unpaid wages, wrongful termination, and unlawful business practices,” Entertainment Tonight reported.
Aside from the lawsuits, Depp has been dealing with the finalization of his divorce settlement, as well as the death of his mother in 2016. Depp’s divorce from actress Amber Heard was finalized in January 2017, with a $7 million settlement. Heard accused Depp of domestic abuse, a claim Depp’s attorney said in 2016 was an attempt “to secure a premature financial resolution” in the divorce proceedings. Heard has since donated money she received from the divorce settlement to various charities, including the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
As THR notes, Depp appears to be in good enough health to be working on several new movies. According to his IMDb page, Depp has four movies scheduled to be released this year, in addition to Sherlock Gnomes, which was released in March. Depp’s music and film career seems to be thriving, and he doesn’t owe anyone an explanation about the changes to his appearance.
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