Johnny Depp has suffered a “painful” ankle fracture, the actor and his band Hollywood Vampires revealed on Instagram on Monday.
In a letter posted to his Instagram stories, Depp explained the breakup.
“It started as one hairline break but somewhere between Cannes and the Royal Albert Hall things got worse rather than better,” Depp wrote in part. “Several medical professionals have strongly suggested that I am avoiding all activities at this time and therefore I am unfortunately unable to travel at this time.”
Depp’s supergroup band, Hollywood Vampires, of which he is a part of along with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, said on their own Instagram account that Depp’s “painful injury” has resulted in the postponement of the three US tour dates, which were due to take place this coming week.
Depp “is devastated by this turn of events, but is looking forward to resting so that all four Vampires can give their absolute best on the tour in Europe,” the group wrote on Instagram.
The concerts in Boston; Manchester, New Hampshire and Bethel, New York will now take place on July 28, 29 and 30, respectively.
The group will start its European tour next month.
The news comes after Depp attended the 2023 Cannes Film Festival to promote his new film Joan of Barryhis first film since winning a high-profile defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.
At Cannes, Depp objected to people calling the project a “comeback.”
“I wasn’t going anywhere,” he said at a press conference following the film’s premiere earlier this month. “In fact, I live about 45 minutes from here. Maybe people stopped calling – out of whatever their fear was at the time – but I wasn’t going anywhere. I’ve been sitting. “Comeback” is almost like me coming out and doing a tap dance – dance my best and I hope you approve. That’s the idea. It’s a bizarre mystery.”
He also said he no longer felt “boycotted” by Hollywood, “because I don’t think about Hollywood. I don’t need Hollywood much anymore.”
Depp representatives have not yet responded The Hollywood Reporterrequest for comment.