“I think my hero looks ill,” a fan tweeted – referring to Johnny Depp. “He looks like someone sucked the life out of him, hope he is OK,” wrote another.
Recent meet-and-greet photos of the Hollywood actor have sparked concern among fans, with some horrified at how “sick” and “skinny” he looked. Depp may only be 54 years old but his physical appearance suggests otherwise.
For the uninitiated, when Depp is not busy acting, he’s busy performing his rock supergroup, the Hollywood Vampires. During the band’s recent world tour in Russia, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star took time off to pose for pictures with some female fans. Although fans were excited for the lucky fans, many expressed distress over the actor’s appearance.
Taken at the Four Seasons hotel in St. Petersburg, Depp wore a black cap with the words “FUGLY” branded across it. His outfit ensemble was black short-sleeve t-shirt (that reads: “Stay humble or be humbled”) and a pair of jeans.
In another photo taken earlier in Moscow, he was seen wearing sunglasses and a hat during his visit to state museum. What alarmed many netizens was the fact that his famously handsome features has been replaced by a pale, haggard and hollow-eyed visage. Compared to the rum-swinging Captain Jack Sparrow – all dreadlocks and eyeliner – this current look is almost unrecognisable.
The reasoning behind Depp’s new look remains unclear. Several publications suggested that recent legal disputes, including one with his former management company, may be the cause of it.
Former bodyguards Eugene Arreola and Miguel Sanchez have also reportedly sued Depp for unpaid wages since May and for “forcing them to work in a toxic environment”. The actor was also accused of punching a crew member on the set of his new movie, “LAbyrinth”.
Having said that, some fans have insisted that Depp’s less-than-healthy appearance may be due to a new movie role he’s involved in. Whatever the case, we hope the actor is happy and doing well.