In her article for CBS News, Jennifer Earl reports on Johnny Depp’s surprise visit to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital dressed as pirate, Jack Sparrow, where he and his Pirates of the Carribean co-star, Stephen Graham met children and appeared on the hospital’s TV program, Juiced, produced by kids for kids.  Ms. Earl is a social media producer at CBS News.

Johnny Depp visits children’s hospital in Australia dressed as pirate Jack Sparrow


By Jennifer Earl| CBS News| 7/08/15

This is the day children will always remember as the day they met Jack Sparrow — *Captain* Jack Sparrow.

Johnny Depp and co-star Stephen Graham, who plays pirate Scrum, took a break while filming “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” on Tuesday to surprise patients at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.

The actors spent more than three hours visiting with children and their families.

The hospital shared exciting details and photos from the visit.


“Two very famous pirates made a special surprise visit to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital last night,” the hospital staff wrote on Facebook. “Both actors flew in for the visit from the Gold Coast, landing in a helicopter on the hospital’s rooftop.”

Patients and families seemed to enjoy the famous pirates’ company, sharing tales from their visit.

Kossy Halemai, whose daughter Lanais Malia, was in the hospital recovering from heart surgery during Depp’s visit, said she was all smiles.


Johnny Depp Visits Hospital as Jack Sparrow and Gives Kids Juiced TV Show Exclusive

Putting smiles on children’s faces is nothing new for superstar actor, Johnny Depp. This week, regaled in his Jack Sparrow costume, he paid the children of Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital a surprise visit, none of them will soon forget.

Juiced TV, a show made by and for the children in the hospital captured the exclusive Johnny Depp Visits Hospital as Jack Sparrow story, as he said his hellos in his signature pirate-y way, gave out hugs aplenty, and took a multitude of selfies with the patients, joking, as a lucky patient was snapping their picture with her mobile phone, “Now, if there’s other people in it, why do you call it a selfie?”

Johnny Depp visits hospital as Jack Sparrow and is interviewed by young patient for Juiced TV

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