Watch: Johnny Depp Gives Surprising Performance At UK Concert Following Defamation Trial Closing Arguments
Watch: Johnny Depp Gives Surprising Performance At UK Concert Following Defamation Trial Closing Arguments

The internet is divided about Johnny Depp’s appearance.

On Sunday, Hollywood icon Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance in Sheffield, UK, for a special performance alongside English guitarist Jeff Beck, who is on tour in Europe.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean star and Mr Beck performed their 2020 collaboration Isolation, a reworking of the John Lenon song recorded in 1970. According to Deadline, the pair also covered Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On and Jimi Hendrix’s Little Wing.

It is worth noting that Mr Depp flew straight from Virginia, US, to join his musical collaborator Jeff Beck on his tour. His appearance comes only days after his legal team filed their final comments in his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard.

Mr. Depp’s admirers reacted in glee on social media, calling the Hollywood actor’s performance “wonderful” and “great set.” “Johnny is an absolute lunatic,” one user said. “Leaves court Friday..playing a show in Sheffield, UK on Sunday with Jeff Beck..mind blown.” “He can now breathe and do what he loves!” “Good for him,” said another.

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Mr. Depp’s unexpected performance, however, did not impress everyone. “So Johnny Depp is on tour with Jeff Beck,” they said, referring to the actor’s behaviour during the slander case. That’s the domestic abuse victim awaiting the outcome of his slander action. “The one who was cancelled.” Another person joked, “Poor tortured, traumatised victim of domestic violence Johnny Depp drowning his sorrows in playing gigs,” adding, “I’m in London, I’m quite tempted to turn up to the RAH tomorrow with a #IStandWithAmberHeard sign.”

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Meanwhile, Mr. Depp’s six-week-long court case is now in the hands of the jury, which will decide whether Ms. Heard defamed the Hollywood star in an opinion article she wrote for The Washington Post in 2018. Mr. Depp is suing for $50 million, saying that the domestic abuse allegations have caused irreparable harm to his career and image.

Amber Heard, on the other hand, is countersuing Mr Depp, accusing him of directing a “smear campaign” against her and describing his complaint as a continuation of “abuse and harassment.”

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The broadcast case has been ongoing since April 11, and a decision is due as early as Tuesday, according to Deadline.