The Daily Mail is reporting that Johnny Depp secretly visited the hospital to donate 2 million dollars of his own money to thank the staff for saving his daughter’s life.
He arrived unexpectedly at the London children’s hospital where eight-year-old Lily-Rose was treated last year when her kidneys failed.
While his donation was generous, the star’s gratefulness doesn’t end there.
Last week he invited five Great Ormond Street doctors and nurses to the party for the London premiere of his film Sweeney Todd.
And on November 29, unknown to the public, Johnny spent four hours at the hospital telling bedtime stories to patients dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow after having his Pirates Of The Caribbean costume flown over from Los Angeles.
Last March, Lily-Rose spent nine days at Great Ormond Street after E.coli poisoning led to the failure of her kidneys.
Johnny has said:
“It was the most frightening thing we have ever been through. It was hell.”
“But the magic is that she pulled through beautifully. Great Ormond Street was terrific, a great hospital.”
Disney, which made the Pirates Of The Caribbean films, will also today donate £ 10 million to Great Ormond Street, which needs to raise £ 170 million in five years to re-develop two-thirds of the hospital site.