Jason Donovan reveals the advice Johnny Depp gave him after his cocaine-induced seizure


Jason Donovan reveals the advice Johnny Depp gave him after his cocaine-induced seizure during Kate Moss’ birthday party at the Viper Room

Jason Donovan has recalled the advice he received from notorious party boy Johnny Depp about quitting drugs at the height of his Neighbours fame.  

Donovan, 54, who shot to superstardom playing Scott Robinson on the long-running soap, infamously suffered a cocaine-induced seizure at a 21st birthday party organised by Depp for his then-girlfriend Kate Moss in 1995. 

The bash was held at LA nightclub Viper Room, with the likes of Michael Hutchence, Helena Christensen, Christy Turlington, Thelma Houston and John Galliano in attendance. 

Jason Donovan, 54, (pictured) has recalled the advice he received from notorious party boy Johnny Depp about quitting drugs at the height of his Neighbours fame

Jason Donovan, 54, (pictured) has recalled the advice he received from notorious party boy Johnny Depp about quitting drugs at the height of his Neighbours fame 

Through out the night, Donovan routinely returned to his nearby hotel room to snort lines of cocaine, later collapsing while Hutchence was performing Van Morrison’s Gloria, accompanied by Depp on guitar.

In his 2007 memoir Between The Lines: My Story Uncut, Donovan recalled how his efforts to keep up with the ‘big boys’ that night almost ended in tragedy. 

‘By midnight the party had hit the dance floor, but I knew I was about to go. My heart was racing, my vision was blurring and I was becoming disorientated. I tried to steady myself but my legs buckled under me and I fell to the floor,’ Donovan writes. 

Donovan, 54, who shot to superstardom playing Scott Robinson on the long-running soap, infamously suffered a cocaine-induced seizure at a 21st birthday party organised by Depp (left) for his then-girlfriend Kate Moss (right) in 1995

Donovan, 54, who shot to superstardom playing Scott Robinson on the long-running soap, infamously suffered a cocaine-induced seizure at a 21st birthday party organised by Depp (left) for his then-girlfriend Kate Moss (right) in 1995 

In his 2007 memoir Between The Lines: My Story Uncut, Donovan (pictured in 1990) recalled how his efforts to keep up with the 'big boys' that night almost ended in tragedy

In his 2007 memoir Between The Lines: My Story Uncut, Donovan (pictured in 1990) recalled how his efforts to keep up with the ‘big boys’ that night almost ended in tragedy

'By midnight the party had hit the dance floor, but I knew I was about to go. My heart was racing, my vision was blurring and I was becoming disorientated. I tried to steady myself but my legs buckled under me and I fell to the floor,' Donovan (pictured in 1990) writes in his 2007 memoir Between The Lines: My Story Uncut

‘By midnight the party had hit the dance floor, but I knew I was about to go. My heart was racing, my vision was blurring and I was becoming disorientated. I tried to steady myself but my legs buckled under me and I fell to the floor,’ Donovan (pictured in 1990) writes in his 2007 memoir Between The Lines: My Story Uncut 

‘A crowd had circled round me and Michael [Hutchence] was standing over me trying to empty my trouser pockets. ‘Have you got anything on you?’ he kept asking me. I tried to speak but couldn’t. ‘It wouldn’t be cool if anything was found on you by the medics’,’ he whispered.’

Donovan was carried out of the club by paramedics on a stretcher and rushed to LA’s Cedars-Sinai hospital. 

However, the star discharged himself after just three hours and returned to the party to apologise.

Donovan recalls telling Depp he was ‘really sorry’ about the incident, to which Depp allegedly replied: ‘That’s cool, don’t worry’.

Donovan recalls telling Depp he was 'really sorry' about the incident, to which Depp allegedly replied: 'That's cool, don't worry'. 'We're just pleased that you are okay. Now take some advice from me: go to your room, get some sleep and for God's sake, take it easy in future,' Depp said, according to Donovan

Donovan recalls telling Depp he was ‘really sorry’ about the incident, to which Depp allegedly replied: ‘That’s cool, don’t worry’. ‘We’re just pleased that you are okay. Now take some advice from me: go to your room, get some sleep and for God’s sake, take it easy in future,’ Depp said, according to Donovan

He now has a regular DJ gig on Heart FM and recently made his pantomime debut in Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Birmingham Hippodrome

He now has a regular DJ gig on Heart FM and recently made his pantomime debut in Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Birmingham Hippodrome

‘We’re just pleased that you are okay. Now take some advice from me: go to your room, get some sleep and for God’s sake, take it easy in future,’ Depp said, according to Donovan. 

While Donovan continued using cocaine, he eventually vowed to turn his life around.

He now has a regular DJ gig on Heart FM and recently made his pantomime debut in Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

Reports have also surfaced that Donovan will reprise his role on Neighbours alongside co-star Kylie Minogue (right) during the show's impending finale

Reports have also surfaced that Donovan will reprise his role on Neighbours alongside co-star Kylie Minogue (right) during the show’s impending finale  

Reports have also surfaced that Donovan will reprise his role on Neighbours alongside co-star Kylie Minogue during the show’s impending finale. 

The pair famously appeared as husband and wife, Charlene and Scott Robinson, on the soap. 

Neighbours’ last ever episode will air on August 1 on 10Peach. 

Jason Donovan is pictured sharing a scene with a young Russell Crowe in Neighbours

Jason Donovan is pictured sharing a scene with a young Russell Crowe in Neighbours

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