After a few photos were shared via Instagram of the actor posing with fans in Russia, many have began to speculate that something may not be well.
Depp posed with fans at a Four Seasons hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia, last week, looking visibly thinner than in previous appearances.
“I think my hero looks ill,” one user commented on Facebook of the shared fan photo.
Other comments included, “He looks thin” and “F-k me is that Johnny Depp?”
The actor was in Russia for a performance with his band, the Hollywood Vampires. Earlier in the week, Depp posed for fan photos in Moscow, donning sunglasses and a hat. The image also provoked concern in comment sections, where users described the actor as appearing “sick,” “weak” and “skinny.” The reasoning behind the actor’s new look is unclear.
Depp has been in the headlines in the past year due to varied legal disputes, including one with his former management company, since 2017. The actor sued TMG and its principals Joel and Robert Mandel, alleging the managers loaned millions to third parties without permission, failed to keep proper books and invested his money in business ventures in which they had ownership interests, among other claims.
In 2017 Depp also faced divorce proceedings from actress Amber Heard after she accused him of physical abuse. Heard was later given a $7 million divorce settlement that she donated to charity.