Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper reported that Lily-Rose, daughter of Depp and French singer Vanessa Paradis, was admitted to a hospital nine days ago and was in a serious condition. The newspaper said it knew the location of the hospital and the nature of the child’s ailment but was not revealing details to preserve the family’s privacy.
“We are happy to report that their daughter is doing much better,” said Depp’s publicist, Robin Baum. “The family greatly appreciates the continued support and respect of their privacy.”
Depp, 43, is in Britain to film Sweeney Todd, director Tim Burton’s musical about the legendary “demon barber of Fleet Street.”
Johnny and Vanessa – who also have a four-year-old son John Jack – have been using a staff entrance to enter the hospital without attracting attention and are arriving for visits in a blacked-out car.
In the past he has been quoted as saying “I just want to watch my kids grow up and make sure they’re healthy and happy. They are the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. I never thought it was possible to feel such profound, deep love.”
“Being a dad has given me great strength, great perspective, great calm. More than anything, I love being with my family.”