Self Destruction

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I’m going to approach this post as “softly” as I can, but I will not mince my words to make any of the readers, or fans happy.

Today a video that featured Johnny Depp plugging the Hollywood Vampires for their  Brooklyn show made headlines online.

Many fans, and readers here have commented how well Johnny looks since he separated from Amber Heard, and some said he looked tired, rough, and worn out.  I made the comment to cut him some slack with all the drama occurring due to his divorce. At the time he had just returned  back in L.A. after a long week, or two on his island.(After finishing up Romania with the Hollywood Vampires)

Today we saw him telling fans to come out to the show in Brooklyn, and although I’d say, in my opinion, it was far better than some of the pubic speaking we’ve witnessed from Depp over the last three years, it is apparent he is still having an issue with alcohol, and possibly drugs. His words still had a drag to them, and his simple speech on the subject matter (come to the concert) was paused. His focus was off. Gaps in thinking. Trying to find his wording.

I am calling it now. He hasn’t rehabbed at all. He was simply not as intoxicated as we’ve seen him in the past. I call drugs because of the differences between how alcohol affects your body – movement – speech – thinking, and the way some drugs alter those things as well.  Which is why it’s difficult for many people to see anything other than his alcohol/drinking problem. Even for me it’s hard to tell what drug he may be using, but it’s THERE. There are signs, and indications that let one know “Hey this is more than alcohol”

Folks, here it is. I know there is A LOT that has happened, much he’s been through with the narcissistic manipulative hooker, and it takes some time to get through all of the fuckery. It doesn’t happen in a few short weeks, but Johnny has another thing to take care of. This issue of self destruction. THE one thing that could have, and possibly was the CAUSE of his judgement being skewed about Amber Heard in the first place. She saw the opportunity in Johnny Depp, and with his addiction just went full force, and took advantage of him through that addiction.(enabling)

HE MUST stop the self destruction. NO ONE, not one person can help him except him. Only Johnny can do this.

You can NOT save a man from himself. Truth.

I will however scream from this blog, waving flags of red, and sending up smoke signals to try to send out the alert….. “WAKE UP MAN! WAKE. UP.”






74 Responses to “Self Destruction”

  1. linda July 8, 2016 at 11:38 pm #

    I said the same but was told not to comment on it because those of us who are “pro Johnny” don’t need to be heard saying it. I’ve worried about it for quite some time. It could be RX for anxiety like Xanax, that stuff makes me lose my train of thought and focus. Worse it’s heroin, and his arms are covered more often than not. I’ve seen him wear t-shirts/short sleeves. The arm is not the only place to inject that junk. He’s said he doesn’t like cocaine, so I’m inclined to think it’s meth. Readily available and it would give him the energy that we keep seeing him exude. Just my 2 cents. Is someone HERE going to tell me to shut up too?

    • Andy July 9, 2016 at 12:25 am #

      Absolutely NOT

  2. overundersidewaysdown July 9, 2016 at 12:27 am #

    It is self destructive to make yourself vulnerable to untrustworthy people. Or in other words people that you are not certain you can trust.

    If he is having a problem I think his kids might give him the push to get that part of his life in order.
    He must really be hurting right now, that is what I sense. I mean what a let down. Could it also be PTSD or could a part of it be PTSD? After a long siege of bullying from a group of people I was not the same in terms of my speech patterns. I didn’t communicate the same way, long pauses, could not gather my thoughts etc..
    I obviously don’t rule out substance abuse but it might be a big combo of both.

    • Andy July 9, 2016 at 12:32 am #

      Sure those things happen but this is an obvious abuse of substance

      • overundersidewaysdown July 9, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

        I agree.

    • katedruana July 9, 2016 at 3:54 am #

      I have PTSD and feel strongly that this could be a combo of that and pill popping, which Johnny has admitted to doing. Like, when he would steal his mom’s “nerve” pills, etc. Meth, heroin, possible, but anti-anxiety benzos like Xanax, Atavan and Klonopin look like they could be culprits. PTSD is tricky and combined with addictive drugs, it’s easy to fall into patterns of forgetting, almost, where you are or what you’re talking about You get stuck in whatever trauma you are still re-living and you lose your train of thought, and get agitated, and disoriented. Johnny is definitely both in this. Nicotine, ironically, is also something that can hyper-stimulate you. It accelerates your heartbeat and even as you think it’s relaxing you, its making your heart beat so fast, it tires you out. But yes, definitely some drugs are being used here too, but my money is on the pills more than meth or heroin.

      • Brenda M Clemons July 9, 2016 at 9:57 am #

        I have PTSD also.. When I get really stressed out I disassociate. There have been conversations and even days that I have no recollection of. When you first start treatment its even worse. It takes some time for your body to adjust to it. When I first saw the video my thought was that he is stoned. Probably illicit drug use but in my Johnny fantasy its that he is getting help and adjusting to the new medication he is on.

  3. miss.betty July 9, 2016 at 12:31 am #

    gods forbid that the man may actually be a bit, well… exhausted.

    but then, what would there be to type about if there were not some bullshit to project on every tiny gesture made and word uttered?

    • Andy July 9, 2016 at 12:35 am #

      Are you kidding me? Exhaustion be one thing, but this has been ONGOING. It isn’t me pulling something to talk about out of my ass. You don’t have to like it but it’s there. I went through the “You;re just talking shit about Amber Heard”, and I’ll have the balls to do it now. If people don’t want to think hes popping a pill or two, we all now the alcohol is out of control.. so….to call it bullshit being projected on every tiny gesture….they aren’t tiny gestures, and it’s not a one time gesture, and his speech dis-fluency has been noted for quite some time.

    • Andy July 9, 2016 at 12:37 am #

      Your body and mind would be exhausted too with Amber Heard, touring, alcohol etc – one can only go full speed for so long before it becomes apparent. THIS ISN’t TURNING in Johnny Depp I beg everyone’s pardon. Quite the contrary.

  4. Andy July 9, 2016 at 12:42 am #

    “but then, what would there be to type about if there were not some bullshit to project on every tiny gesture made and word uttered?”

    I take offense to that considering how much time I’ve spent DECLARING that AH was bad news and wasn’t going to help JD. I have brought up BEFORE the issue of self destruction and Johnny. SO FUCK your bullshit of saying I’m projecting a possibility on Depp because of a tiny gesture or due to lack of “things” to post about. You can believe what you want but don’t condemn me for stating the obvious. HFA, Falling down drunk, partly incoherent speeches, and the GESTURES that show a possibility of substance abuse. He;s not a fucking hero, superhuman, he’s a human being. ICONS can fall, and I hope it NEVER happens.

    I’ll help anyone out that freaks out at the thought Andy would call attention to it. Here: BE happy and at peace that it’s MY OPINION this is an issue that’s going on, and don’t worry about it. Believe what you want, and I’ll believe what I want. In the end we’ll see who was right because the TRUTH ALWAYS COMES OUT.

    This way ^ no one has to get their fucking knickers in a wad. While Depp over there may or may not need to get himself taken care of.

    • katedruana July 9, 2016 at 4:04 am #

      Andy I’m with you. I don’t think you’re condemning Depp at all, and I myself have commented on his self-destructive behavior when he was with Amber. Look this whole thing is taking its toll on him, he is NOT completely free of the bullshit. PTSD IS, I believe, a factor here, and I think alcohol and pills AND pot, as well as nicotine, are definite crutches for Johnny. I don’t know about heroin or meth…again that could be possible if things are that bad. But yes, I agree with you, the LAST thing this man needs to do right now is self-destruct. I think it’s time he did that sit down, tell-all. He could do it in a video with Jerry Judge as moral support for him or someone like Christi, or whatnot. I was shocked to read Joe Perry’s statements on the allegations. They don’t give a shit??? They just care about Johnny’s playing??? I mean that’s cool if they don’t judge him but do they just base their friendship with him on music alone? Joe said words to that effect at one point. If that’s the case, that’s tough, man, for Johnny to have to just keep a “professional front” with these guys and only focus on music. . Sure, music is great for him but what about good friends to talk to when it gets tough? I haven’t read your blog about Joe yet, Andy, will do so now. I imagine Johnny has people he can talk to about this, and he’s calling them a lot…or maybe not! Ugh, that thought scares me if he’s keeping it all to himself. You can’t do that with PTSD. I wonder if Johnny has a therapist. Who knows. I just want him to be okay, like you do, Andy. Like we all do. If I could give Johnny a hug right now I would. And I’d urge him to talk and not turn to the pills or alcohol. Or anything worse.

      • BB July 9, 2016 at 10:04 am #

        I’ve always wondered what it was like for famous people as far as getting support is concerned. I would imagine that they would always be wondering who their friends are.

        I would assume Johnny gets most of his support from his family, and those are the folks upon whom he needs to rely.

  5. linda July 9, 2016 at 1:12 am #

    Johnny is going through hell and his fans just want him to be okay. I get that, but as one of his fans, I want him to be around for a long long time.

    He may well be on the road that Prince, Robin Williams, Michael Jackson, James Seymour Hoffman, and countless others have been on.

    Every night I sometimes tell myself if I don’t wake up, I’ll be fine with it. You get to a point that you feel it’s all been for nothing. Drugs, alcohol. Accidental overdoses, suicide attempts.

    If I do wake up, I don’t want to hear or read that Johnny Depp is gone.

    I hope I’ve made some sense with this post. I’m scared for him. I feel pain for him, (I’m probably projecting some of my own into the situation.)

    • marika July 9, 2016 at 1:31 am #

      I fully agree with you this must have taken a toll on him I hope he gets help

    • katedruana July 9, 2016 at 4:10 am #

      No, linda, I hear you. I’m scared for Johnny too, I mean hell, I saw him on July 3rd and he was NOT himself. When I read about that poor quadroplegic girl they helped to see the concert…man, it was heartbreaking. The picture of Alice, Joe and Johnny leaning over her…it was clear to me that she was not conscious. I could see tears on Johnny’s face. It really hurt him. It might have been a catalyst of sorts. He needs to clear his head, talk it out with someone. NOT keep it inside and try to deal with it himself, because he is not dealing with it well. And…he’s only human, and yeah, his every move is being watched by the public eye, but unlike some on the MEDIA who either side with Amber or just think Johnny should be a fucking clown that does what THEY want him to do and god forbid he be HUMAN…there are also those who care about him as a human and I for one do NOT want to wake up and find that he is no longer gonna walk the earth He’s too important. He has to make it. He got this far, he can’t afford to let this eat him anymore.

    • BB July 9, 2016 at 10:06 am #


      I could have written this.

      Take care of yourself.


  6. Strider July 9, 2016 at 1:15 am #

    It´s painfull to admit but yes, it´s seems like he´s taking some pills, surely to try to numb himself from all the problems, but those things always make it worse…it´s really painful to see. His situation right now is not something you get over with from one day to another. But the covering of his tattoos were a good sign and i hope with time he´ll have the strength to overcome whatever drug issue he may have as well. I have faith that he´s wise enough to do it, i hope..

    • Andy July 9, 2016 at 1:18 am #

      Let’s see it this way too, maybe he takes something for his anxiety but you can’t be mixing that shit with alcohol

      • linda July 9, 2016 at 1:32 am #

        Alice Cooper and Joe Perry have well known documented cases of substance abuse and they got clean. I don’t think Johnny is drinking around them? Would he do that?

        • Lisa July 9, 2016 at 1:45 am #

          he was photographed drinking after shows before they went back to the USA

          • linda July 9, 2016 at 1:48 am #

            But Cooper & Perry wasn’t in those photos.

          • Andy July 9, 2016 at 2:05 am #

            Yeah they are suppose to be clean and sober. He may not drink around them.

      • strider July 9, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

        Right, bad combination…

      • strider July 9, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

        Right, bad combination…he sounds like a mixture of a drunk Hunter Thompson and Jack Sparrow.

  7. Lisa July 9, 2016 at 1:43 am #

    I watched that too yesterday and thought oh no. The last time I saw him publicly speak was on the Graham Norton show and then the next day on a radio show and both times her was incoherent, rambling and repeating himself. Yesterday that clip in my opinion wasn’t quite as bad but it was still really off. Obviously something still going on. I hope that once this tour is over (when is that?) that he does rehab. He clearly needs help and support to get back on track (if indeed he wants to). I don’t for one minute think he will rehab while he’s on the road touring with a rock band.

    • katedruana July 9, 2016 at 4:25 am #

      I saw him drinking wine at his house when Joe was there. He also drank at the Stella McCartney show the Vampires played when he had Ambitch with him. I don’t see Alice, who basically runs the band, forbidding Johnny to drink around him. Alice has been sober for years. I am sober for two years and I learned through AA and other sources of recovery that yes, people are gonna drink and I can’t tell them not to, but I can choose whether to be around it or not. Depending on how secure I feel in not being tempted. Two years, compared to Alice’s oh, thirteen or fifteen years, and however long Joe has been clean and sober…is a big difference though. Still, I’m ok with people imbibing in front of me. I have no doubt Alice is CONCERNED about Johnny drinking too much. Obviously he doesn’t want Johnny as another Dead Drunk Friend. Joe, no doubt, feels the same way. But you know, maybe the pressure of the band’s purpose, to tribute guys that died of alcohol abuse, while HV is NOT putting out a lecture like “Just Say No,” but celebrating the music and the men who died as being great creators first and foremost…well. When you’re pressured to stop something, or feel pressured, it’s not gonna make you stop. You have to WANT it, for yourself. I stopped drinking 3 times. The first two times it was because my husband threatened to leave me. I desperately wanted to save my marriage, that’s why I stopped. The third time…I picked up again on purpose to do a test to see if I WAS really a physical alchy or just drinking from stress, whatnot. I realized that I was a physical addict and when I stopped in October 2014, it was for ME. That’s the only way Johnny will stop drinking and drugging…for HIM. He needs to see that HE is WORTH SO MUCH. I feel like he blames himself for everything. Even “making” Ambitch accuse him of shit like that, by his own refusal to listen to his gut and STAY AWAY from that bitch. I think he knew what she was from go, but just couldn’t resist…cuz he was in a bad spot then and he got desperate, and she said all the right words. Narcissists’ prey!!!! Ugh. Yeah, Johnny seems like he shames himself a lot. He needs a good therapist or someone in his corner who GIVES enough of a shit to stand by him. He should call Doug Stanhope or someone. And do that tell-all interview or video perhaps. Doug would stand by Johnny with this. Doug has Johnny’s back all the way as we know.

      • katedruana July 9, 2016 at 4:27 am #

        “I saw him drinking wine at his house when Joe was there.”

        To clarify, it was a video made in Johnny’s kitchen where a musician whose name I’m blanking on now, was playing and singing a song during a late night jam session. Joe was at the end of the table listening and Johnny, a bottle of wine and a glass in front of him, was at the other end of the table. At the time, this was back in January I think…he looked totally out of it. Praying for him…

        • BB July 9, 2016 at 10:10 am #

          I was gonna day! Lol! 🙂

          • BB July 9, 2016 at 10:20 am #

            I meant “say.”

            Damn spell check…

          • katedruana July 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

            LMAO! Yeah I realized how that sounded. 😀 I should be so lucky to be able to hang out with Joe and Johnny in Johnny’s kitchen haha. 😛 Well, it’s a lovely dream…I do play and sing and all but, lol. No, didn’t happen recently, not in January, for sure! 😉 I don’t even know if Scumber was in that video. I thought I “might” have seen her in the corner but it wasn’t clear. Scumber never really appreciated Johnny’s music anyway. Ah well.

            Talk to us, Johnny honey we got your back. 🙂 You don’t need the pills, we love you. Rock on!(wish I could go to Coney Island tomorrow…goddam money limits. Bleh. 😛 )

    • Brenda M Clemons July 9, 2016 at 10:06 am #

      It is unfortunate but his lawyer may be advising him to not go to rehab until after the hearing. Going to rehab before then would give credit to AmberBitch’s story.

      • katedruana July 9, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

        Oh I HOPE Wasser wouldn’t be doing that! Somehow I doubt it, she kinda strikes me as having some integrity. Don’t know why…but there’s a reason Johnny picked her to represent him. Not just cuz of her reputation for getting successful divorces for clients like Kim Kardashian or whoever. My gut instinct tells me Johnny wouldn’t pick someone to represent him unless he TRUSTED them. This is not to say Johnny is necessarily ready to get sober/clean yet, but I have a feeling Wasser is just as concerned as others might be. For all I know, she’s encouraging him to go. Hey, she probably thinks it’d be good for his case. Also….there is simply no weight to Ambitch’s story no matter what. Johnny has drunk and/or drugged for years and not once has he done a thing but assault a few pieces of furniture lol and maybe a wall or a bottle or two. 😉 Inanimate objects don’t count as assault victims! Haha…just needed to find a little humor in this. I’m so sad for Johnny. I just wish him peace and happiness and STRENGTH to live out his life with the ones who matter most–his kids and family.

        Looking back on the Joe interview–I think the HV guys have Johnny’s back and are listening to him. 🙂 Joe isn’t gonna go squeal on Johnny’s privacy. His subtle “message” in the article….”All that trash out there has nothing to do with us.” That speaks volumes. Joe knows what’s up. The “trash” is of course Ambitch and her lies lmao. I always sensed that Alice and Joe were great friends to Johnny and very supportive and encouraging. I think they are indeed encouraging him. This vid…he’s depressed and he took some pills to take the edge off I guess…and Andy’s right, you can’t be mixing that with alcohol. When I went back to drinking, I was taking Klonopin which I still take. I’d walk somewhere and have to stop cuz I was so tired, I could have fallen on the ground and slept right there. Plus I was very disoriented. Yeah…I have a feeling that tell-all interview won’t be long. Maybe Alice and Joe or Doug will be with Johnny for moral support as well.

        I have a feeling Lily Rose and/or Jack will testify in August for Johnny if the trial goes on. That might be another stresser for him. August isn’t far away now.

  8. linda July 9, 2016 at 1:53 am #

    Did anyone here see him online at ASU on March 12 this year? He “spoke” for about an hour and a half on the Origins Project with Prof. Lawrence Krauss. The topic was Creativity and Madness. He also did 35 minutes of questions. It may be on uTube. I thought he was on an anti-anxiety meds then.

    • Andy July 9, 2016 at 1:56 am #

      Need to see it. I haven’t.

      • linda July 9, 2016 at 2:28 am #

        It is on utube. In 2 parts. The interview is part 1 and the question segment is part 2. Search ASU Origins Project and his name.

      • usnpup July 9, 2016 at 3:15 am #

        It is really a great interview. The most open & vulnerable I’ve ever seen Johnny be. Oddly, Scumber was in the audience & appeared proud & supportive at that time (although who ever knows what is real or fake with her). As for the HV promo, Johnny seems to have speech and balance issues at times. Could be substance abuse issues or I’ve wondered whether he has a neurological disorder of some sort, possibly undiagnosed or not announced publicly. He also tends to censor himself when he is speaking publicly to keep his X-rated humor to PG level for his young fans.

        • katedruana July 9, 2016 at 4:31 am #

          Scumber was in the audience at ASU??? I didn’t see her there. Eww! Well it doesn’t surprise me, given the “front” she tried to put up and push Johnny into the whole time they were together. 😛 Yeah, Johnny did mention her a couple times, once when he was talking about falling asleep during Black Mass, and another time when he mentioned them watching YouTube documentaries together. That WAS a great interview, I watch it a lot in fact. Very open and real. 🙂

        • katedruana July 9, 2016 at 4:38 am #

          Usnpup wrote:

          “Could be substance abuse issues or I’ve wondered whether he has a neurological disorder of some sort, possibly undiagnosed or not announced publicly. ”

          Johnny once mentioned having narcolepsy on the Jimmy Kimmel show, which was why he kept falling asleep during his forcing himself to watch “Black Mass,” at Scott Cooper’s request. Before Ambitch I never saw him that enebriated…she really did a number on him and the “freedom honeymoon” is over. it’s starting to hit Johnny hard, the years he spent being tortured by her. His mother’s memorial didn’t help. He looked just devastated, right from then…that was the first time he got to really properly say goodbye to her, maybe the first chance he got to really process it properly, without all the allegations up in his face.

          • katedruana July 9, 2016 at 4:40 am #

            I wouldn’t be surprised if he has Clinical depression tho, or maybe even Bipolar depression. As well as severe anxiety…and PTSD. Something tells me some fucked up shit happened in Johnny’s childhood that he never dealt with. I don’t remember if I read it or not, but was it ever reported as to how his grandfather(Paw paw) died?

  9. apepoop July 9, 2016 at 2:09 am #

    I think it’s just pot and booze. Def the booze… he’s a Wino Forever.

  10. kaibagirl July 9, 2016 at 3:55 am #

    Hmm then I would have to take that challenge to meet with Johnny Depp and just talk. I will minister to him love, happiness, peace, inspirational and compassion!!! Johnny needs it!!! I KNOW I have to meet Johnny Depp and I can feel it in my heart. He needs an uplift, he needs so much healing, he needs alot of good peaceful things and etc. I want Johnny alive, I want him happy, I want him peaceful, I want him free, I want him saved, I want him to feel REAL love, and I want him protected and guarded at all times!!! 😥 **cries**

    • katedruana July 9, 2016 at 4:34 am #

      You and me both…I want to meet him and tell him he’s not alone. Have a normal, human conversation with him and just let him be himself…feel comfortable around me. To know that I have no motive, I just love him. And there are people who simply love him for who he is, not his money or his skills or that “icon” thing. (((((spirit hugs to Johnny)))))) 😥 ❤

      • BB July 9, 2016 at 10:14 am #

        Me, three!

        I think he feels very much alone, as fame can bring alienation.

  11. Monkee July 9, 2016 at 4:51 am #

    I am not “defending” him, but I am not a medical doctor and I cannot diagnose him with any sort of problem and I don’t think anyone else here is, either. He could have a drug problem. He might have some sort of cognitive issue that we know nothing about. He could be on meds that are causing issues for him. We just don’t know and I don’t feel it is fair to speculate on this because it could be 100 other things besides him being a straight up life crashing addict.

    When I first broke up with my long time partner I drank some pain away. I was drinking several shots a night just to sleep and numb the feelings I was having. I quit drinking about a year after I started. Sometimes people go through drinking spells without being alcoholics. I just don’t feel comfortable judging him or anyone else that isn’t hurting anyone, just trying to deal with his own pain.

    • katedruana July 9, 2016 at 4:59 am #

      Monkee, I don’t think it’s a case of judging, here. I have a lot of familiarity with mental illness as well as alcoholism as I live with both. Thankfully I’m sober and in treatment. So I have “some” knowledge of the signs, although yes, I am no doctor. I don’t know Johnny personally, that’s true but I don’t think anyone is judging him, just expressing genuine concern. We have all “diagnosed” Ambitch with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, but again, most of us here as I’ve read in the forum, have had some experience dealing with someone with that disorder. Speaking for myself, I lived with a guy for four years who is a narcissist, and my father is a narcissist. So…I know the signs, having seen them in myself, that Johnny exuded while with Ambitch. I don’t think it does any harm to speculate on a possible mental illness or substance abuse problem. Personally,, I just care about Johnny as a human, and I don’t care that I’ve never met the man. My heart goes out to these people who are powerless to simply walk down the street and meet “regular” people not involved in the Hollywood scene. They can’t do it without bodyguards because they are always flanked by paparazzi. They lose their sense of “normalcy” for want of a better term. So yeah…speaking for myself, I totally have Johnny’s back. I am just concerned, and I want him to stay on Earth for awhile longer…for his kids as well as himself and all who love him.

    • Andy July 9, 2016 at 5:28 am #

      Was someone here judging him? By stating he appears to be under the influence of alcohol and possibly another substance? This has went on longer than a year. Bringing attention to it, isn’t judging.

      • Monkee July 9, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

        Perhaps judge was the wrong word, what I meant by that is assume something that you do not know based upon limited knowledge. As for Katedruana, I have lived with alcoholics and drug addicts myself, the verbally abusive sort. I have also been involved with someone that was mixing neurological medication with alcohol when he wasn’t supposed to because his pain was so blindingly bad he couldn’t handle it. it was like those meds made him crave booze. Some of the symptoms Depp is displaying remind me more of that than the alcoholics I have known. Just my perspective based on nearly 50 years of experience, some of it with drug addicts, some with alcoholics, but my perspective is also built on being intimate with a man that had neurological damage. I don’t know that it is really common to have that issue, or if you’ve known someone with that isssue, but there are other people commenting that have known people with that issue and Depp is acting more like that then he is a drunk. It can be hard to tell the difference when there is even a marginal amount of alcohol involved in such cases. People with neurological difficulties show a pronounced and exaggerated impact when they do drink, as well.

        I think there is a huge difference between saying someone is exhibting traits of having a personality disorder and diagnosing someone as being a drunk and/or life crashing addict. One is based on behaviors towards others, lying, etc etc etc. The other is based on physical symptoms. Any array of physical symptoms can have multiple origins. And Amber might not have a diagnosable personality disorder, but she sure as heck has an array of NPD traits. Maybe it is some other disorder in the same complex, Maybe she is on crotch coke and it has impacted her personality and given her the appearance of having a persoanality disorder that she doesn’t really have. People on drugs often seem to have personality disorders when they don’t have one when they are clean. I’ve seen that, as well.

        • Andy July 9, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

          Alcoholic. Not diagnosing. It’s my fucking opinion based on what I see. What I’ve known, and his actions. I can’t diagnose I’m not a fucking dr. I can state what I think. He’s an alcoholic and some people around him probably tell themselves he’s not. That he is just always under stress. That he has a lot in his plate. Blah blah. Same shit. Denial, enabling. Letting him do his own thing because, you can’t stop a grown man No I’m not taking the popular”shhhhh johnny does no wrong, hush now” side. (He married ah -huge mistake) so IMO HE NEEDS HELP

  12. ISAFAB July 9, 2016 at 4:55 am #

    Could hé ne ill ? Maybe taking cortisone which doesn’t help to stay thin.. Anyway so sad about all this story… Hé must get some help..

  13. Kieran Foster July 9, 2016 at 5:20 am #

    Someone had mentioned possible neurological problems. I think that yes, there is a neuro issue at play. It’s called alcohol. Other neuro disorders and diseases cause additional noticible problems, but liquor???? His symptoms fit with alcohol. As far as meds go, Ativan is rx’ed like candy nowadays, so it is not out of the realm of possibility. No hate, no judgment here, if I had to be near cunt junkie, I would drink a lot too. I might even have to fight off a chupacabra (aka the floor) too. I might even be persuaded into taking valium, or at least drugging the bitch’s drinks with it. 😎
    From my experience with meth users, and it is by no means vast experience, he does not give off meth related symptoms. No rotting out teeth, no extreme weight loss (gff), no sores, constant itching, he hasn’t aged really terribly fast. Probably just prescriptives. Just my .02
    As far as mixing rx’es and alcohol…my dad went to a dr who told him that if his pain meds didn’t work, just drink a beer with it. Not kidding. He was on high dose pain pills as it was, and this was recently, so not like one of those stories “back in the 70’s my dad…” a real board certified dr said that to a patient in the 2000 teens.

  14. Jo32 July 9, 2016 at 6:09 am #

    Being on tour and trying to cope with that nasty divorce and his mother’s death are not quite the ideal circumstances to get sober, but I think he cut back on alcohol massively though; looking quite fresh and cleaned up these days. Puffy face and belly are almost gone. He wore some blue shirt at a gig last week and I thought he looked happy and o.k.

    Not sure what’s going on in this video though..maybe pills or booze. Why would HV put this online when he’s clearly not focussed or slightly enthousiastic? It’s not doing him any favors that’s for sure.

  15. July 9, 2016 at 6:42 am #

    I don’t like the daily mail chiming in but the Andy and everyone here actually want the best for him i thought some wine pot but being a recovering addict myself with all of amandas shit and losing Betty Sue now is not a time for any kind of drug

  16. Sherilyn July 9, 2016 at 6:52 am #

    Thanks Andy for bringing the obvious out. I, too, had the same thoughts. Johnny was downed out on something. Looks like a Xanax down to me. If taken properly they help with anxiety. They give you courage. I know, my dr. Put me on them when I left my narciss first husband. If he is taking suboxone, used for opiate addiction, that shit is dangerous if mixed with alcohol. Deadly. Whoever posted that video on Instagram should not have posted it. Anyone can clearly see Johnny is downed out. I think the video might have been taken before he changed his slim to scum, I believe I caught a SL still there. I thought his face was going to hit the table at one point in the video. If I could scream so he could hear it, JOHNNY, MAN, GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER! You have played with your “muses” too long, give it up. Let’s go, LET’S GO, GIVE IT UP!

    • katedruana July 9, 2016 at 7:42 am #

      “I think the video might have been taken before he changed his slim to scum, I believe I caught a SL still there.”

      I thought I saw the L too but I am quite sure I saw a U there. Maybe the C was just hard to see from the angle. I am pretty positive I saw a U. This vid would have to have been taken around this time cuz he’s promoting the next show…unless they did a series of promo vids beforehand. That one where he was promoting Jonesy’s show was obviously done the same day as the interview, but these promos for HV could have been at different times. If so it might have been around the time this shit first hit the fan with the allegations. Who knows…

      I could swear I saw a U though. Maybe he changed it to “Slum” to get rid of all the creepy press surrounding the “scum” thing? Could be.

  17. Sherilyn July 9, 2016 at 7:20 am #

    Hollywood V’s need to take that video down, not doing them or his “public” situation any good. Take it off their website

  18. Nobody July 9, 2016 at 7:53 am #

    A few random thoughts: He’s looking better. He’s reading a teleprompter or cue cards through sunglasses and, typical of him, didn’t bother to prep = slow reading. I liked the energy of the last few words, which gave me some hope that he’s doing better with “other” things. This is a talented, fun and loving guy I selfishly want to stick around. Someone with his history needs to stop all of that if he wants to live long with his children and their children. While I agree with Andy that Johnny needs to do this himself, it’s clearly extremely difficult, esp while this nightmare rages. Have a feeling that sister Christi, Baum , Jacobs, Bill Carter & Burton have his best interests at heart. Not sure of how effective or the motivations of his entourage and newer friends: these guys gain their prestige and income from Johnny and, as Stanhope said, are afraid to be cast out. Stanhope himself is quite the courageous friend, but he’s an avowed heavy drinker and as such not good for someone trying to be sober. Manson – good friend but bad influence, again. His idol, HST, undeniably brilliant writer and character, but unhealthy excesses. Alice Cooper – I know he’s into charity and the clean life and he’s a good influence on Johnny, but he was quoted saying on stage the other night introducing a HV song that he switched from whiskey to vodka. Maybe he was misquoted or maybe Johnny’s a bad influence on Alice.

    He probably does need to bite the bullet and return to the “boring” life of strictly controlled partying, socializing with sober people, getting healthy. Some of his best and most acclaimed performances came when last he did that: POTC1 and Finding Neverland.

    • katedruana July 9, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

      “Alice Cooper – I know he’s into charity and the clean life and he’s a good influence on Johnny, but he was quoted saying on stage the other night introducing a HV song that he switched from whiskey to vodka. Maybe he was misquoted or maybe Johnny’s a bad influence on Alice.”

      Alice was quoting Lemmy actually–the last conversation he had with Lemmy before he learned that he died. Lemmy said to Alice, “I stopped drinking whiskey. I switched to vodka.” 🙂 I heard Alice use that quote in the other HV show I saw in Verona. Poor Lemmy! He died right before the Grammy’s. That had to be tough for HV when they appeared on that show. I thought I heard in the Jonesy’s Jukebox podcast that Lemmy was gonna sing with them, or some such thing. Obviously that didn’t happen. 😦

      I feel for Alice, having lost so many friends to substance abuse. I am more certain than ever that he’s encouraged Johnny(it was his idea in the first place dating back to the Dark Shadows film) to play music with him. To maybe give Johnny a subtle “message.” Do NOT become another Dead Drunk Friend! 😦

  19. swansta July 9, 2016 at 9:29 am #

    I think you’re exaggerating and that you’re wrong on this one. I don’t know when you started to “follow” him, but I’m looking at this guy from 1985 and I see a tired, exhausted, hurt, worried version of Johnny Depp – that’s all.

    • Andy July 9, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

      Oh how many times I’ve heard that in the last 4 years

  20. BB July 9, 2016 at 10:29 am #

    Watching this, I assumed a combo of exhaustion, pot, alcohol and pills, such as valium and oxycontin. Could be heroin as well, as heroin mimics some of the pills.

    He needs to step away from everything and work on himself though…meaning take care of himself. He needs to surround himself with the right people as well — those who are supportive and positive. Fame can be alienating.

    I still worry that if I open up my browser, I will see that he ODd. That scares me.

    He was lucid during that radio interview in California though.

  21. Liam July 9, 2016 at 10:36 am #

    Im not sure. Hes always had a sorta mumbling drawn out way of speaking to me. Reports from the European leg said he was drinking but nothing in excess. 1-2 drinks with a beer. Maybe a shot. He could simply be tired. Hes gonna be spending this entire month traveling. Itll wear anyone out eventually. I do dislike the speculation on mental disorders though. We only get very brief glimpses at him. In no way is there enough information available on his day to day behaviors to throw manic depression or PTSD out there. Even if someone is actually qualified to make sich a diagnosis which I doubt anyone here is.

    • overundersidewaysdown July 9, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

      You make a valid point. No one knows or can diagnose without sitting down and talking to the person.
      My point ended with a question mark because I know I don’t really know what is going on with JD. I related to my own experience and communication and speech patterns after a long siege with some pretty horrific people. Could just be projection on my part.

    • Andy July 9, 2016 at 3:24 pm #

      If it’s fair for AH it’s fair here. Surmising, guessing, nothing wrong with that.

    • katedruana July 9, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

      Like I said earlier, Liam, I am not a doctor. While I have experience with mental illness, it doesn’t mean I KNOW for sure that’s what’s going on with Johnny. Nor DID I say that. No one said THIS IS WHAT IT IS here. Speculation isn’t a crime. Hey we have nothing really to go on with this mess since Ambitch put out the B.S. allegations. So much of her shit is just…full of holes, it was pretty easy to figure out she was lying just by the contradicting pictures and statements on her part. So…that’s not really speculation there. But Johnny? He hasn’t said anything at all, although yes, he has looked a lot better and sounded better recently. This video is reminiscent of when he was with Ambitch, struggling to say the words, and disoriented and agitated. He even seems irritable. So…I see everyone here just expressing genuine concern, as am I. Whether one speculates on mental disorders or substance abuse…it’s all in the name of Concern and Care for the well being of someone who has touched all our lives in his own unique way. And we just want him to stay around awhile.

  22. swansta July 9, 2016 at 10:56 am #

    And also this announcement isn’t something he would have to do, so trust me, he wouldn’t do it/publish it drugged. They just want him to do it, because he has the biggest fun base and a lot of people go to their concerts only because of him. The man is tired.

    • Andy July 9, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahajahahajajahshahahaha. Like when he wasn’t drunk at the Hollywood film awards. Yeah. Neverrrr let anything get done while you’re drunk. Lol

  23. swansta July 9, 2016 at 11:07 am #

    Why isn’t my comment published?

    • Andy July 9, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

      Why didn’t you FUCKING read the god damn comment rules at the top of the blog that answers that question.

  24. Minnie1 July 9, 2016 at 11:59 am #

    Drugs, alcohol, depression, grief, anger, emotional and mental stress..
    you name it, he’s in the thick of it all now. This would be an ideal time for him to fall apart and totally loose it. I think his hatred for Amber ( that’s what it should be at this point), his kids, the tour and his friends are what is keeping him relatively alive. I hope that once the she-devil is completely untangled from his life, his family and friends will intercede and get him help. I don’t think anything much will change until he has closure.

    • July 9, 2016 at 12:06 pm #


      • overundersidewaysdown July 9, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

        I agree too.

  25. usnpup July 9, 2016 at 1:43 pm #

    Maybe just emotional overload. Happy he’s on tour, sad about his mom, probably flooded with memories at unexpected times, angry and hurt about Scumber’s false accusations after he was so kind and genorous to her, her family and friends. Happy and at times concerned about his teenage kids. He has a lot on his plate all the time business wise and creatively, so probably not too unusual that his brain skips a beat every now and then. He is brilliant, creative, humorous, intuitive, so there’s a lot going on in his head all the time. I think he’s in good hands with his bandmates who are mostly all sober. Bruce has been his friend forever so they will keep an eye out for anything seriously unusual. They all know the signs when someone is going too far. No one wants a tragedy to occur.

  26. Adrienne July 9, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

    He has the speech pattern and movements of a junkie in the video. No clue whether this is true, but heroin is the first drug that came to my mind when watching the video. Not dope, nor alcohol involved here. Just my two cents.

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