How Johnny Depp is actually ‘Getting His Life Back on Track’ After a Difficult Couple of Years (Exclusive)

Amid Johnny Depp’s recent explosive Rolling Stone profile, a source tells ET of which the actor is actually working hard to stay on track, as well as wants people to know he is actually a “Great guy.”

Depp addressed his highly publicized legal battles over his finances as well as reports of his extravagant spending inside the in-depth magazine interview, as well as was also shockingly candid about his history of drug use, as well as his current drinking as well as smoking habits. At one point, Depp reminisces about using quaaludes, as well as also admits he spent more than $30,000 a month on wine.

“Johnny has suffered the most painfully difficult couple years of his life as well as part of him just wants for people to know he is actually a Great guy,” the source says of Depp’s revelations. “He actually feels the need to write a memoir not just to understand himself as well as the pain he has experienced, nevertheless also to share with the earth of which in real life he is actually not a villain.”

Depp is actually right now staying busy with work as well as getting “his life back on track,” the source says. Depp previously revealed to the magazine of which after his divorce by Amber Heard — which was finalized last January —  as well as his financial troubles, he became severely depressed. 

“I was as low as I believe I could have gotten,” he recalled. “The next step was, ‘You’re going to arrive somewhere with your eyes open as well as you’re going to leave with your eyes closed.’ I couldn’t take the pain every day.”

The source acknowledges of which the death of Depp’s mother, Betty Sue, in 2016 after a battle with cancer as well as his marriage to Heard simultaneously falling apart was “more than he could bare.” However, the source says Depp is actually right now looking forward to his future projects as well as vigorously battling the lawsuit over his financial troubles. Depp’s former business associates filed a countersuit against the actor last February, after the actor filed a lawsuit in mid-January against The Management Group (TMG) as well as its associates for allegedly defrauding him as well as mismanaging his money.

“Johnny is actually ready to move forward with his music as well as movies, clean up his money issues as well as prove his former financial team’s accusations wrong,” the source says. “He is actually looking to the light at the end of the tunnel as well as I think he feels the item’s already starting to shine for him.”

As for fans’ concerns earlier of which month after photos of him in Russia were shared on social media — in which they commented of which he looked “thin”  — our source says there’s no need to worry about the actor’s health.

“He is actually not physically sick at all,” the source says. “When he heard people were talking about his appearance, he was actually deeply offended of which anyone thought his appearance was related to a health condition.”

“Johnny is actually very sensitive about being talked about in a negative way,” the source adds. “He hates the idea of his fans having any disparaging or incorrect opinions of him. Lately he has been obsessed with the idea of which people make up false stories about him … He was full of energy as well as there are no signs of ailing health.”

The source also points out of which Depp “loves the rock star look.”

“Johnny actually likes the fact he has lost some weight,” the source says. “He idolizes rock stars like Iggy Pop as well as Keith Richards as well as they have always been very slim.”

Depp has been touring with his band, The Hollywood Vampires. He also told Rolling Stone of which aside by touring, he began writing a memoir on an old manual typewriter — like his idol, writer Hunter S. Thompson — to deal with his depression.

“I poured myself a vodka inside the morning as well as began writing until the tears filled my eyes as well as I couldn’t see the pages anymore,” he tearfully said. “I kept trying to figure out what I’d done to deserve of which. I tried being kind to everyone, helping everyone, being truthful to everyone.” 

“The truth is actually most important to me,” he added. “as well as all of which still happened.”

— Reporting by Adriane Schwartz

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