Johnny Depp claims he was "attacked" by a "Chupacabra" in Tokyo, Japan.
The 'Mortdecai' star was forced to miss a press conference for the new film in the city yesterday (27.01.15) because had the flu, but has joked a vicious attack by the mythical creature, whose name translates to "goat sucker" in Spanish, was the real reason for his absence.
Speaking at the rescheduled event today (28.01.15), the 51-year-old star said: "I would love to apologise to you all for not being here yesterday.
"I was at the tail end of a cold or a flu or something. But that's not the reason I wasn't here.
"I was attacked yesterday morning by a very rarely seen or experienced animal called 'Chupacabra.' I fought with it for hours. They're very persistent, very mean. And I'm pretty sure it came into my suitcase. I threw him off the 23rd floor. So we'll never see him again."
The crowd burst into applause following his amusing excuse and the goofy star added: "Thank you, thank you for understanding. I appreciate it."
Several people claim to have spotted Chupacabra, whose name comes from its alleged love of attacking livestock and drinking their blood, in parts of Russia, Puerto Rico, Chile and The Philippines in the past, but its existence has never been officially verified.