Courtney Love – Johnny Depp gave me CPR after a 90’s overdose
Courtney Love has revealed that in the 90s, actor and musician Johnny Depp saved her life after she overdosed at a party in Hollywood.
Love revealed the life-saving moment in a since-deleted Instagram post, explaining that the event happened in 1995 at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, a club once owned by Depp.
In the deleted post, Love said (as transcribed by NME), “I don’t really want to be judgmental publicly, but I just want to tell you that Johnny gave me CPR in 1995 when I overdosed outside the Viper Room with Sal.”
She then explained: ‘Johnny – when I was on crack and Frances had to deal with it with social workers – wrote her a four-page letter which she never showed me on her 13th birthday. He didn’t really know me. Then he sent limos to her school as social workers crawled – again, unasked – for her and all her friends.
Depp is currently embroiled in a defamation lawsuit with his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard. Shortly after posting the message, Love deleted the post and offered “empathy” to Heard while saying she didn’t want to be seen as taking sides between the two.
My side of the street needs to be kept clean,” Love said, adding, “I’m committed to expressing my thoughts online. The platform accidentally posted a story that I didn’t want public (I’m sure it wasn’t deliberate) in which I weaponize the snark (what else can we do with the snark?) Was that mine (okay, massive, character flaw, ego?) Was that a genuine expression of support for someone who has been a wonderful presence in our lives? IS THIS ONE OF MY FUCKING BUSINESS? Nope..”
Later, the singer offered, “I definitely don’t always do the right thing. My goal: to emulate the human revolution of my mentor @daisakuikeda. I want to show neutral support to a friend. I don’t want to bully. I didn’t want to express my own biases/internalized mysoginia. [sic] (Give me a break on that one. Look at my WORK! I’m working on it) I want nothing to do with contributing more online bullying to someone who endures bullying like no other has never been online. Already. In my recovery program, “when we made a mistake, we quickly admitted it”, I was wrong.”
Love then concluded, “The only big takeaway from what’s been posted is that I said we should all stop fooling around with schadenfreude (search for it: ‘Revel in the fall of ‘another’ and show sincere empathy for both parties. If I hurt anyone, please accept my apologies.”