Hollywood star Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance in Sheffield, UK, on Sunday for a special performance alongside English guitarist Jeff Beck, who is on a European tour.
The Pirates of the Caribbean the actor and Mr. Beck embarked on their collaboration in 2020 Insulation – a remake of John Lenon’s song released in 1970. Deadline reported that the pair also performed Marvin Gay covers What’s going on and Jimi Hendrix small wing.
JOHNNY SINGING ISOLATION OMG pic.twitter.com/ASbZ2yqee9
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It is worth mentioning that Mr. Depp came directly from Virginia, United States, to join his musical collaborator Jeff Beck on his tour. His appearance comes just days after his legal team filed final statements in his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
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Mr Depp’s fans erupted in joy on social media and described the Hollywood actor’s performance as “incredible” and “awesome overall”. An user wrote, “Johnny is an absolute madman…leaves court on Friday…performs a concert in Sheffield UK on Sunday…with Jeff Beck…amazing.” “He finally manages to breathe and do what he loves! Good for him,” added another one.
However, not everyone was impressed with Mr Depp’s surprise performance. They called out the actor for his actions following the defamation case and said, “So Johnny Depp is on tour with Jeff Beck. He’s the victim of domestic abuse awaiting his verdict on defamation. The one that was overturned.” Another sarcastic user wrote“Poor tortured and traumatized victim of domestic abuse Johnny Depp drowning his sorrows playing gigs,” adding: “I’m in London, very tempted to show up at the RAH with a #IStandWithAmberHeard sign tomorrow.”
In the meantime, it’s worth mentioning that Mr Depp’s six-week trial is now in the hands of the jury to decide whether Ms Heard defamed the Hollywood actor in an op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post in 2018. Mr Depp is seeking $50 million in the case, saying the domestic abuse allegations have caused irreparable damage to his career and reputation.
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Amber Heard, meanwhile, is hitting back at Mr Depp, accusing him of orchestrating a ‘smear campaign’ against her and describing his lawsuit as a continuation of ‘abuse and harassment’.
The TV case has been ongoing since April 11 and now a decision is expected as early as Tuesday, Deadline reported.