Johnny Depp Says Hospitalization of Daughter Lily-Rose Was The ‘Darkest Period’
Actor Johnny Depp recently opened up about the health scare of Lily-Rose, his darling daughter. The incident took place in 2007.
The actor recently participated on the Graham Norton Show where he spoke about his visits to hospitals where he appeared in the get up of Captain Jack Sparrow, the famous character he portrayed from the franchise of “The Pirates of the Caribbean.” He did it to make the patients happy.
Depp, 52, told that it was a real gift for him from them. He also shared what when his daughter, Lily-Rose fell ill in Great Ormond Street; he went through the darkest period in his life. Though he had always visited hospitals for cheering up the patients, these visits assumed a lot of importance for him after his sad personal experience.
Depp also added that the children in hospitals had a lot of courage, but it meant a great deal to him when he could bring a smile on their parents’ faces.
Depp’s daughter is now all of 16. She had to be admitted in a hospital in 2007 when she contracted an E-Coli infection. The infection led to her failure of kidneys. Lily-rose was hardly 7 years old then.
During that time Depp and Vanessa Paradis, this girlfriend at that time and mother of Lily-Rose had to keep a constant watch as they stayed near their daughter all through the latter’s nine days of hospitalization.
When his daughter recovered from the illness, the actor made a donation a whopping $2 million to the Great Ormond Street Hospital. The actor of “The Finding Neverland” and Paradis has a son too named Jack who is now 13 years old.
In February this year, Johnny Depp got married to Amber Heard, 29 who is an actress by profession. Recently the actor shared with the Daily Mail that he shares a great bond with both his children. He said that they are all very close and share a great camaraderie.
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