After making a surprise appearance on stage alongside Jeff Beck in Sheffield, Johnny Depp has joined the guitar legend again for the second night in a row, amid his ongoing legal battle in the US.
The jury in the multimillionaire Defamation lawsuit between the actor and his ex-wife, Amber Heard, was sent to consider its verdicts on Friday.
Only 48 hours later, Depp showed up at Sheffield Town Hall to play on Beck’s European tour.
Viewers had hoped the actor would perform at the Royal Albert Hall in west London last night – and he did, with the pair apparently re-performing their 2020 collaboration Isolation, a cover of the John Lennon song released in 1970.
Footage of Depp singing and playing guitar has been posted on social media, showing members of the public cheering and applauding the Hollywood star.
“He came knocking on my dressing room door about five years ago, and we haven’t stopped laughing ever since,” Beck said in a video.
“We kept quiet because…obvious reasons…he’s here.
Angela Flannery, 38, from Southend-on-Sea was at the gig and said: “I was quite shocked.
“(I’ve) always been a huge fan of his. My other half took me to this gig just to see Jeff Beck, I had no idea Johnny would be playing.
“It was awesome, such a fantastic night in general…a special mention to the drummer, she was absolutely amazing (and) Johnny Depp smashed her.
“I will die happy (to have) been in the same room as him now.”
The 58-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star’s appearance in the UK surprised many as he awaits the verdict in his trial with Heard.
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million over an article she wrote in The Washington Post in 2018 in which she described herself as “a public figure representing domestic violence.”
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The article does not mention Depp by name, but his lawyers say it falsely implies he physically and sexually abused the Aquaman actress while they were together.
Heard, 36, counter-sued her ex-husband for $100 million after his attorney called his allegations a hoax.
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