The actor reportedly broke his wrist while go-karting on a private track during time off from filming in Australia, and he flew back to America for treatment.

Depp now needs extra time away from the camera to recover, and filming has been suspended.

Reports suggest 400 crew members have been told the shoot will not restart for at least another two weeks while they wait for Depp to return to Queensland.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is due for release in 2017.