Johnny Depp Opens Up About Painful Divorce In New Interview
Johnny Depp’s gaunt and pale appearance lately has led to a growing concern for his health in recent months, and after reading this new Rolling Stone interview, it kinda all makes sense.
The actor got candid about his split from Amber Heard, his battle with mental illness, and his self-medication with substances during the sit-down.
“I was as low as I believe I could have gotten. The next step was, ‘You’re going to arrive somewhere with your eyes open and you’re going to leave there with your eyes closed.’ I couldn’t take the pain every day,” he confessed about his painful divorce from the actress.
To help himself heal, he decided to go on tour with his band and begin writing a memoir, but he incorporated a few unhealthy coping mechanisms into the mix.
“I poured myself a vodka in the morning and started writing until the tears filled my eyes and I couldn’t see the page anymore. I kept trying to figure out what I’d done to deserve this. I’d tried being kind to everyone, helping everyone, being truthful to everyone. The truth is most important to me. And all this still happened,” he admitted regarding his bout with depression.
As for his financial woes and his ongoing lawsuit with his former business managers? “If there were things for me to sign that would come in – and there would be occasionally – I would sign them like this. I don’t want to fucking see what they are because I trust these people. Now I look right at everything I sign. I just had no clue. If you’re knowingly not paying the United States government taxes, somebody is gonna f****** catch up with you and hand you a bill and you’ll probably go to the pokey,” he revealed.
Being relied on to support his entire extended family didn’t help, either. “Their thinking is that I’m going to take care of them forever and that the farm is now theirs. I didn’t make that promise,” he griped.
We guess it’s true what they say – mo’ money, ‘mo problems!