Depp gets Alice pep
GAUNT star Johnny Depp is cutting back on the booze as rocker pal Alice Cooper “keeps him in check”.
Actor Depp, 54, cut a pale and frail figure as the Hollywood Vampires performed in St Petersburg, Russia, last week.
He has been plagued by rumours of drug use and money woes. But a source close to his band – also starring Cooper, 70, and Joe Perry, 67 – said: “There have been many rumours about Johnny being ill but he has actually just lost weight and is getting older.
“He hasn’t been hell-raising. He dries out when he goes on tour with the guys and doesn’t drink much. It acts like a tonic when he’s with Alice and Joe. They are all great friends.
“Alice looks out for Johnny and wouldn’t let his life spiral out of control.”
TOUR: Cooper and Johnny