Johnny Depp Injured on Location for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

Pirates of the Caribbean
Courtesy of Disney

Johnny Depp suffered an injury while on location for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” in Australia over the weekend, Variety has confirmed.

According to insiders, Depp will be flown back to the United States to have surgery.

He was not working at the time of his injury, and just how Depp, 51, hurt himself was not disclosed.

Production is expected to be minimally impacted by the star’s absence — scenes will be shot around Depp’s character, Captain Jack Sparrow, for the next few weeks.

The film, which began shooting last month, is not expected to move off its release date of July 7, 2017.

“Pirates 5” also stars Javier Bardem and Brenton Thwaites, with “Kon Tiki” directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning at the helm.

In the fifth installment of the “Pirates” franchise, Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea … including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

The last “Pirates of the Caribbean” grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

The Wrap first reported the news.

Correction: An earlier version of the story said that Depp was injured on set. He was not working at the time of the injury.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 30

Leave a Reply


Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Rhonda Baker says:

    Mr. Johnny hope u get better soon your in my prayers

  2. Wanda Smith says:

    johnny i wish you to know you are in my prayers til healed up my friend my friends are the best and finest u.s. military some of them some singers actors song writers actress and buisness men too fire an rescue hospitals be well johnny depp

  3. I wish u a speedy recovery Johnny depp your a awesome handsome & beloved actor. Can’t wait for July 7, 2017 looking fwd 2 it. Best wishes & many blessings.

  4. all the movies are made special thanks to Johnny Deep,even,if at first sight you might have not noticed such a thrill as you expected,they/movies/and the role grow stronger over time,making it keeps shining,,it’s really an amazing feature of Johnny Deep

  5. Travis Hupp says:

    Please no. Just take this as a sign. We don’t need more Pirates movies. Johnny Depp used to be an actor, now he’s just an overactor. The first two Pirates films were decent, but this franchise is what started Depp on a downward slump. Now they’re not even trying, it’s just about money. Please just make it stop.

    • JFC says:

      No nobody’s forcing you to see it. Speak for yourself please. I and many other fans NEED more Pirates movies. Johnny Depp will always be great. They are actually trying. They worked hard to get the script right and the directors at the helm are very creative.

  6. GET WELL SOON you are awesome and we LOVE you!! <3 <3 <3

  7. Wishing you a complete and speedy recovery Johnny. Scars are skin deep and nothing could mar your talent and personality.

  8. Brie says:

    Could he have the connective tissue disorder Ehlers Danlos Syndrome? He’s very flexible and this makes you prone to injury, due to the faulty collagen the body continually makes. It’s grossly underdiagnosed (an estimated 1 in 5,000 have it) with people suffering from hypermobility (unusual flexibility), headaches, balance issues, unexplained pain, etc. for years and not being believed since they look “normal.” It’s also speculated Jim Carrey, as well as the late Michael Jackson, may have suffered or may be still battling its devastating, progressively painful nature. I have it and it’s truly terrible…..

  9. JFC says:

    I don’t think so.

  10. Happy Jones says:

    Caused by being away from Amber.

  11. Sue ELLIOTT says:

    I hope Johnny Depp heals well and also gets well soon. Can’t wait to see the new film. From an avid fan of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. X

  12. IT 2 IT says:

    Does DEPP need the money that badly?

    WHY is he wasting precious time on this TV show in panavision?


  13. Patrick says:

    Glad i read that whole article just to find out at the end it wasnt true. Yet theres people dying overseas and we’re worried about a guy pretending to be a pirate.

    • Bobby says:

      Where does it say it’s not true? They just correct themselves to say he wasn’t on set at the time.

    • JFC says:

      It’s actually true.. Nobody wants you to be worried about anything. He’s a huge superstar and the media reports on everything that happens to him. Get over yourself. This is actually a big deal, he’s having a surgery.

  14. JFC says:

    Get well soon, sweet man <3

  15. John says:

    Just hope/pray Penelope is not in this one!!

  16. Terri Booth says:

    Wish Johnny a fast and speedy recovery and am so looking forward to seeing the movie!! I am a huge fan of Jack Sparrow… Love ya Johnny!!!

  17. Delores Phillips says:

    I hope and pray Johnny Depp has a speedy recovery.

  18. Delores Phillips says:

    Please keep me updated on Johnny Depp’s health.

  19. Linda Van says:

    Sure hope it’s nothing real serious. I love all the Pirates of the Caribbean and would watch as many as he wants to make but I think he’s wanting to do other things, which
    I will gladly watch. Get well soon Johnny

  20. diyana says:

    maybe this is an omen… maybe it’s time for the pirates franchise to sail away….. maybe it’s time for me to quit with the bad puns

    • JFC says:

      Shut up.

    • says:

      Since he was not hurt while Filming, I think the omen thing is moot. Nice try though******

      • annette61 says:

        Boy, a hand injury and an ultimatum from his wife to clean up his breath “or else” in the same week. Maybe he just needed a reason to come back home and check on things…his life seems so complicated. A dear, sweet man still trying to figure things out…

More Film News from Variety