Yesterday Mail Online reported that Johnny Depp spoke of an “unpleasant” moment in which he slid off his horse and was crushed during the filming of “The Lone Ranger.” The 49 year-old shared his story during an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
“We'd been running [the horses] all day and they weren't really interested in slowing down, at all,” said Depp. “My horse...decided to jump a couple of these little obstacles. The horse was unaware that the saddle I was wearing to sit on top of it was sort of jerry-rigged, kind of faked.
“When we came down, the saddle slipped and I went to the left and (lost) the reins, somehow I had the wherewithal to grab his mane - all very calm for some reason, I figured fear would kick in, but it didn't.
“I saw in front of my eyes these very muscular horse legs and the striations of muscles moving, this kind of death machine. One word popped into my head - hooves! You know? Hooves. In any case, mind the hooves.”
The horse jumped over Depp, and the actor escaped enormous potential for injury. “The one thing that saved me was the horse's instinct to lift his front legs and go over me. If not, it was coming straight down into the head,” the actor said.
While in New York, Depp and actress Christina Ricci were spotting dining Scalinatella Ristorante with several other friends. Ricci, 33, has referred to Depp as “Uncle Johnny.” The two have been friends since Ricci was nine.