Jack, Johnny's Depp's youngest, said to be 'doing fine' despite reports claiming he had 'serious health problems'
Jack Depp III is not suffering from any 'serious health problems' and is said to be 'doing fine' after his mother, Paris, spend the night with him.
Earlier reports that stated that Johnny Depp's youngest child, 16-year-old son Jack Depp III, was suffering from a 'serious health problem,' are said to be false. Jack is said to be 'doing fine' after his mother and Depp's ex-partner, Vanessa Paradis, stayed home with him instead of attending the screening of her film on Monday night in Paris.
Yann Gonzalez, the director of the Paradis-starring 'Knife + Heart,' which was selected to compete for the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, had stoked the rumor mills when he explained the actress' absence was because of her "son's serious health problems."
However, a source told People that Jack was 'fine and doesn't have a health issue.' He apparently arrived in Paris feeling under the weather but another insider told the publication that the 16-year-old was seen walking around his mother's apartment looking a "lot better."
As the rumors that Jack was ill spread, Depp, who is currently on a European tour with his band 'The Hollywood Vampires,' was reportedly considering leaving the tour so he could be at his son's side. But with the rumors proven exaggerated, it is likely to continue as planned.
The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' star will instead reunite with his family in a couple of weeks after its conclusion. A source said: "He will spend time with both of his kids once the tour is over in July," adding that the actor was "doing great."
Depp had been in a relationship with French musician, actress, and model Paradis between 1998 and 2012 and had two children with her — Lily-Rose Melody Depp and Jack Depp III — though the pair never tied the knot. Jack's scare with illness is not the first they have faced either. Back in 2007, when Lily-Rose was seven, she had to be rushed to a hospital in London after she contracted e-coli poisoning, with health is said to have deteriorated to the point she suffered a kidney failure.
However, she recovered completely, with the scare having inspired Depp to try and cheer sick children by visiting them in his Jack Sparrow avatar and reading to them for four hours. He went on to donate £1m to the hospital the next year, saying at the time, "When my daughter was ill in Great Ormond Street, it was the darkest period of my life. I'd always done these visits but after that experience, the visits became more and more important."
"The kids [at the hospital] are so courageous but to be able to bring a smile or a giggle to the parents means everything in the world to me."
Depp was most recently in the news for his all-revealing interview with Rolling Stone, where he laid bare how his life was 'full of betrayal' and the depression her constantly suffered. The actor has been going through a rough patch following his very public fallout and subsequent divorce with ex-wife Amber Heard, with the actress having alleged that "he brutalized her and left her in fear of her life."
Numerous reports of his excessive spending and monetary problems have also come to the fore, though, for now, it seems that his son's well-being will be the only thing on his mind.