Johnny Depp is almost blind

By Drum Digital
19 June 2013

Johnny Depp has revealed he’s almost completely blind in one eye.

The Dark Shadows star, who’s rarely photographed without a pair of tinted glasses, claims he’s been “basically blind as a bat” in his left eye since birth and the problem is impossible to correct.

The 50-year-old actor, who’s also near-sighted in his right eye, told the July issue of Rolling Stone magazine all of his glasses are prescription pairs and he relies heavily on them.

He explained, “Everything is just very, very blurry. I’ve never had proper vision.”

The actor, who has two children ? Lily-Rose (14) and Jack (11) ? with ex-girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, said he can only see a few inches from his face if he’s playing a character that doesn’t wear glasses or sunglasses.

Meanwhile the actor, who’s now dating actress Amber Heard (27), also revealed he thinks about retiring from Hollywood “every day”, but is unlikely to do so in the near future.

He said, “I think while I’ve got the opportunity and the desire and the creative spark to do the things that I can do right now, I should do them. And then, at a certain point, just take it down to the bare minimum and concentrate on, I guess, living life. Really living life. And going somewhere where you don’t have to be on the run, or sneak in through the kitchen or the underground labyrinth of the hotel. At a certain point, when you get old enough or get a few brain cells back, you realise that on some level you lived a life of a fugitive.”

But he added, “I don’t know if I can relax. Relax, I can’t do. My brain on idle is a bad thing. I just get weird. I mean, not weird. I get, I get antsy.”

-Bang Showbiz

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