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Johnny Depp injures hand, flying to U.S. for surgery

Actor Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the

Actor Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the UK Premiere of "Mortdecai" at Empire Leicester Square on January 19, 2015 in London, England. Credit: Getty Images / Tim P. Whitby

Johnny Depp, currently filming "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" in Australia, was scheduled to fly back to the United States for surgery after injuring his hand over the weekend. reported that the 51-year-old star of Disney's supernatural-adventure buccaneer franchise was not on set when the injury occurred.

A Disney representative confirmed Depp had been hurt, but said the movie remains scheduled for a July 7, 2017, release.

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