Johnny Depp
Cast member Johnny Depp attends a news conference for the film "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, May 14, 2011. Reuters/Vincent Kessler

Johnny Depp was in 24 hour medical care after suffering a hand injury in Australia last year, when he was here to film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Details about the events at that time were revealed in court documents submitted to the Southport Magistrates Court by Depp’s wife Amber Heard.

Depp and Heard appeared before the court in connection with the case about not declaring their dogs at customs in April last year. In a sworn affidavit, Heard wrote that when she returned to Los Angeles she found her husband to be on “considerable amount of medication and had 24-hour medical care,” reports.

Heard described the situation as “crazy” and at that time she wasn’t sure about when they would return to Australia. Depp had suffered a hand injury and had to travel back to the US for an operation.

While the official statement from the movie’s publicist emphasised at that time that Depp did not injure himself on the set of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Heard wrote in her affidavit that the actor injured his hand “badly” while “working on the film.” Some senior production sources had also said that Depp injured himself in a “wild weekend bender” at the luxurious Coomera property he was renting.

Depp and his wife flew out of Gold Coast on April 19, but the novel the actor was reading caught the eye of many people. Depp was reading the novel “They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper” by Bruce Robinson, Gold Coast Bulletin reports.

The novel explores a new theory on the serial killer with a focus on Freemasonry and a cover up by the establishment. Is Depp exploring a new role after “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” or was he poking fun at Barnaby Joyce?