Us Weekly: Johnny Depp is ‘healthy’ & ‘purposely lost weight’ to stay in shape

The Hollywood Vampires perform live at Liseberg Amusement Park

Less than a week ago, there were some photos of Johnny Depp in Russia. He’s touring with his band, The Hollywood Vampires, and they performed in Russia and he met one-on-one with some fans. The photos posted to social media were… not great. Depp seems to have lost a lot of weight – off of his face in particular – and he just looked exhausted and, frankly, strung out. I said at the time that Depp actually looked more “cleaned up” than we’ve seen him in recent years. He’s shaved off his facial hair, and he’s shaved half of his hair off. None of it looks good.

These are more photos of Depp, this time on stage at the Hollywood Vampire’s concert in Sweden last night. Again, he seems… different. Maybe all of the drug and alcohol abuse has caught up to him, maybe it’s not that at all. Some fans theorized that he looks this way because he’s playing a man with terminal cancer in Richard Says Goodbye. Except… that filmed LAST year? In any case, “sources” keep insisting that Depp’s weight loss is 100% healthy.

Johnny Depp is doing just fine despite fans’ concerns over his recent weight loss.

“Johnny is healthy and enjoying his time on the road with his band [Hollywood Vampires],” a source tells Us Weekly. A second insider insists that the 54-year-old actor “purposely lost weight because he’s on tour and is trying to stay in shape.” They also noted that he “doesn’t have any major health issues or anything.”

[From Us Weekly]

A source told E! News the same thing, that Depp is “healthy” and that “there is no reason to be concerned.” Sure. I mean, I get that Depp still has fans and they’re concerned for him. Personally, I couldn’t care less. I can think of better ways for a 54-year-old man to spend his time rather than touring through Europe and Russia with his cover band. Shouldn’t he be in America, working with his legal team on all of the lawsuits he’s got going on?

The Hollywood Vampires perform live at Liseberg Amusement Park

The Hollywood Vampires perform live at Liseberg Amusement Park

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Snowflake says:

    He gets away with so much. He’s obvs an addict. Still filming crappy movies

  2. nikzilla says:

    He looks better to me. The long hair, aging rock star look doesn’t do anyone any favors.

    • NeoCleo says:

      I think he looks like an animated corpse. The before and after both look awful. He was so beautiful and he spent his life trying to spoil his looks. SUCCESS!

    • Uglyartwork says:

      I sort of agree, nikzilla. His eyes look more clear.
      There are photos on other sites where he looks way more thin though.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yeah, not a popular opinion, but I think he does, too.

      he looks de-bloated and more animated and less greasy than he had lately.

      I think he quit drinking. for heavy drinkers, quitting leads to “easy” and fairly rapid weight loss.

      he’s still an abusive a-hole, tho.

    • Janet R says:

      I think so too. He’s not hiding behind a curtain of greasy hair, and I don’t think his skin looks bad at all. Lots of scarfy things, but the total volume is down.

  3. Ronaldinhio says:

    Can anyone say meth?

  4. NoShame says:

    The poster boy for Hollywood’s White Male Privilege Syndrome. Any actress who spent a decade looking the way he’s looked would no longer be working in Hollywood. Never mind the spousal abuse and unprofessional behavior. Just on looks alone she’d be done.

    • Snowflake says:

      And no uproar about the fact that his bodyguard had to clean up the cocaine! Imagine if that was any female. Her career would be over

      • NoShame says:

        I always like to use Winona Ryder as an example. Her career never recovered from…shoplifting.

  5. Ms says:


  6. Max says:

    Depp actually just sued the Sun for defamation. They wrote an article about him , JK Rowling and Fantastic Beasts which was pretty harsh. They called him a wife beater without the world “alleged” which legally is a pretty serious thing,especially in Europe. His team says that they will provide evidence but it’s not clear what kind of evidence. Can the case be reopened? Will be interesting since it’s actually the first time since the divorce that he does something like that..

    • Suzanne says:

      Interesting. I guess we’ll hear what this evidence is. You’d think that being called an abuser and meth head (as above) would motivate him to clean up whatever mess he’s in. I do sometimes wonder how people would feel if someone went online and called them a hideous, old meth head without really knowing for sure if that is true. They’d probably not feel great.

    • Lady Fish says:

      If you are referring to the abuse case, then the answer is no, it cannot be re-opened. Simply because there never has been one, legally speaking. Amber Heard filed for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order as part of a divorce action. She was granted a temporary one and later withdrew her request for a permanent one as part of her and Depp’s settlement agreement, apparently.

      Anyhows, it’ll be interesting to see how that suit against The Sun’ll turn out.

  7. stinky says:

    how did this happen. I would have sworn he’d be forever gorgeous

  8. CairinaCat says:

    Yeah he looks like he’s using meth. Along with his alcohol, cocaine and heroin

  9. Happy21 says:

    I just wondered if the booze bloat was gone. Maybe he IS healthy? I’m just trying to stay positive although I don’t know I believe it…

  10. Krissy says:

    Drugs & booze! I feel like it was just a few years ago when we were all marveling @ how amazing Johnny looked for his age. He was like on that Keanu & Halle level and now it’s just all sorts of NO! its sad.

  11. Philo says:

    I am actually wondering if that fan photo was doctored. Because even at the time, the accompanying stage photos looked skeezy – but not as thin. And these look ok, relatively, as well. It’s only that one from the fan that makes him look like he’s about to genuinely keel over and die at any moment.
    I’ve always said – he has, for years, been trying to be both Brando and Richards. And Brando – well, that did not end well at all so he should take that as a cautionary tale. As for Richards – that man is a freak of nature. He just is. Maybe it’s all those odd total blood transfusion rehabs he went to but that man legitimately should have been dead a long time ago. You try to be Keith and you’re going to end up dead.

  12. Renee says:

    This guy is an abusive self saboteur. I feel sorry for his kids.

  13. Anon33 says:

    This is what happens to long term addicts during the normal aging process. It gets very sped up and all of a sudden they look like abject shit due to ongoing malnourishment and chronic dehydration. I’m 98% certain that’s what’s happening here.

  14. saltandpepper says:

    Looks like his inner rage has manifested on his face. It’s almost unbelievable that he was once so very handsome.

  15. jferber says:

    In the first pic, he looks like Guiliani’s bastard son. Ghoulish.

  16. Cirque28 says:

    It’s not even about this woman-abuser’s weight (or his age). Weight high or weight low, his skin (even with makeup on) is that of a corpse. He’s clearly not well and he clearly doesn’t care.

  17. KiddV says:

    He looks fine for an aging actor/musician with 30 years of hard partying and beating women behind him. The alcohol bloat is gone so the sagging skin and wrinkles are showing up. In the previous photos it showed his arms, they were in no way skinny or emaciated. He doesn’t look well, though. Or maybe he just doesn’t look happy. There is something off.