Johnny Depp And Vanessa Paradis' Son Jack Has 'Serious Health Problems'

Johnny Depp's son Jack, 16, is seriously ill.

The boy's mother, Depp's ex Vanessa Paradis, reportedly missed her latest film’s opening to be with him, as PEOPLE has reported.

The French actress didn't attend the Paris premiere of her movie A Knife in the Heart on Tuesday and director Yann Gonzalez shocked the crowd when he announced Jack's illness.

“Unfortunately, Vanessa Paradis was not able to join us tonight, she had to be absent because of her son’s serious health problems,” the film’s director said at the screening, according to the French publication called Public.

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Although Depp, 55, and Paradis, 45, never wed, they were together from 1998 to 2012. The star who played Captain Jack Sparrow went on to marry actress Amber Heard but they had a bitter divorce.

Depp and Paradis had two kids together-- daughter Lily-Rose, 19, and son Jack, who is actually the star's namesake as his real name is John Christopher Depp III.

Depp has recently caused shock with his gaunt and frail appearance while in Europe touring with his band The Hollywood Vampires.

Vanessa Paradis

The scary skinny Pirates of the Caribbean star looked deathly pale outside a Berlin hotel earlier this month.

He has said about having kids with Paradis, "Fatherhood was not a conscious decision. It was part of the wonderful ride I was on. It was destiny. All the math finally worked."

It isn't the first time one of Depp's children has had a health crisis. In 2007, his daughter Lily-Rose was hospitalized at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London due to a serious Escherichia coli infection, which resulted in temporary kidney failure.

Depp has described his girl's illness as a "dark period," but she fully recovered. has contacted Depp's rep for comment.

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