Depp bat­tled a nasty cold, but sur­vived to tell the tale

Af­ter miss­ing Ja­panese press event, Mort­de­cai star blames an attack from a leg­endary crea­ture

Metro Canada (Winnipeg) - - MOVIES -

Johnny Depp has re­cov­ered from a cold. And a chu­pacabra attack.

The ac­tor was all smiles while jok­ing Wed­nes­day with jour­nal­ists in Tokyo about why he was a no-show at a news con­fer­ence a day ear­lier. Depp had been ill but said that wasn’t the rea­son.

“I was at­tacked yes­ter­day morn­ing by a very rarely seen or ex­pe­ri­enced an­i­mal called chu­pacabra. I fought with it for hours. They’re very per­sis­tent, very mean. And I’m pretty sure it came in my suit­case. I threw him off the 23rd floor. So we’ll never see him again. Thank you for un­der­stand­ing,” he said.

The chu­pacabra is a leg­endary crea­ture ru­moured to in­habit parts of the Amer­i­cas. Depp’s tale drew laughs from the crowd of re­porters.

EU­GENE HOSHIKO/THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Johnny Depp is in Tokyo, Ja­pan to pro­mote his lat­est film, Mort­de­cai.

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