Johnny Depp has been through a lot the past few years. Seemingly overnight, he found himself divorced and in debt with a dented reputation he wasn’t sure he could smooth out. When new photos of him appeared on Instagram, fans started wondering if it had all been too much for him to handle.
See the photos that caused fans to worry about his health, and learn more about the legal battle he faced after his divorce (page 5), and what’s really happened to his career after his ex accused him of engaging in domestic violence (page 8).
Photos of Depp appeared on Instagram during his band tour
- Those who got to take pictures of him were shocked when they took a closer look.
While his rock band Hollywood Vampires toured in Russia, several fans were lucky to snap and post photos of them with the actor. While many were excited and even a little jealous — wouldn’t you be? — others looked at the photos and noticed something strange.
Next: These photos sent many into a concerned panic.
He looks totally different …
- His fans have never seen the actor looking so unwell.
In the photos fans posted on their personal and fan-run Instagram accounts, Depp doesn’t look quite like himself. He appears pale and thinner than the public is used to seeing him, which is why comments on social media are filled with genuine concern.
Next: Users’ comments were speculative, but seemingly genuine.
… and his followers didn’t hold back their concerns
- Concerned fans left comments wondering if he could be secretly sick.
One Instagram user wrote, “Omg I hope he’s ok.” Another added, “He looks pale here. Hope he’s okay.” Fans have gone back-and-forth about Depp’s health — and some claim they might know the reason behind his appearance.
Next: There might be a logical reason he looked that way in photos.
Some claimed his appearance had changed for a reason
- Depp recently played a terminally ill character in a to-be-released film.
A few fans joined comments sections to reassure worried followers that the actor likely looked that way because of an upcoming film role — and they might be right. Depp recently finished filming a movie in which he portrays a college professor living with a terminal illness.
Next: Are the other stressors in his life secretly contributing to his appearance?
He’s had financial trouble …
- He was $40 million in debt, and it may not have been his fault.
Not long after entering a controversial divorce, he found himself in a legal battle with his management team. He was in significant amounts of debt — $40 million worth — and neither side could agree on who was at fault.
Next: Are his debt and divorce linked?
… but not because Amber Heard divorced him
- Their full, official joint statement claims they’ve put the past behind them.
Even though Heard accused Depp of domestic abuse, their official joint statement attempted to reassure fans everything between them was OK. It claimed: “Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future … [and] will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity.”
Next: He might have a new significant other …
Depp is apparently over his ex
- He and Heard finalized their divorce in January 2017.
After the conclusion to a long, messy divorce and plenty of resulting backlash, Depp apparently ducked out of the spotlight, at least romantically, for a while. But in May 2017, New York Daily News reported the actor had started dating again.
Next: Despite plenty of life stressors, professionally, he’s apparently doing alright.
His film career hasn’t suffered at all since his divorce
- He’s still making movies — and millions.
He’s since appeared in movies such as Murder on the Orient Express, and offered his voice to a gnome in Sherlock Gnomes. He will also appear in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel.
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