Johnny Depp makes surprise appearance on stage after Amber Heard trial at Sheffield gig

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor made a surprise appearance on Sunday night alongside his good friend Jeff Beck

Johnny Depp left fans open-mouthed at a gig in Sheffield on Sunday night after making a surprise appearance on stage alongside his good friend Jeff Beck.

Beck, who is currently touring the UK, invited Depp on stage to perform alongside him just days after the closing arguments were heard in the actor’s high-profile case against Amber Heard.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor surprised and delighted fans with the shock appearance, which saw him rock out on stage at Sheffield City Hall seemingly out of nowhere, reports The Sheff.

The 58-year-old actor – who has been keeping a low profile throughout the court case – appeared triumphantly alongside his good friend Jeff Beck during a concert held on Sunday night. 

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The pair then proceeded to rock out to their 2020 hit ‘Isolation’ – a remake of John Lennon’s original hit, first released in the 1970s – with Depp delivering a funky electric guitar solo,  before performing renditions of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Little Wing’ and Marvin Gaye’s classic ‘What’s Going On.’

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Fans erupted online with excitement at seeing Depp take to the stage with his guitar and close friend, just days after the closing arguments were heard in his highly publicised court case with his ex-wife, Amber Heard.

Sharing a picture of the gig on Instagram, one person wrote ‘Wasn’t expecting this, I thought he was in court but turns out he’s in Sheffield with Jeff Beck.’

Before becoming a famous actor, Depp had begun his career as a musician. His mother gave him his first guitar aged 12, at which point he began playing in various bands.

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He later dropped out of high school, aged 16, to become a rock musician. before ultimately making it in Hollywood as a famous actor eight years later, when his career was launched by his role as a teen heartthrob in 21 Jump Street. 

Despite his success as an actor he has continued to pursue his music and, alongside Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, went on to form the supergroup Hollywood Vampires in 2015.

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Depp has kept a low profile throughout his court cart with his ex-wife, reportedly going to stay at Joshua Tree due to the ‘stress’ of it, so it came as a shock to many to see him taking to the stage …and in Sheffield, of all places.’

He is currently suing Amber Heard for Defamation after she wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post about her experiences with Domestic Abuse in 2018.

The court case has been live-streamed throughout its procedures, leading to huge amounts of media coverage and fan speculation.

Both parties lawyers made their closing arguments on May 24 and the jury has since been sent away to deliberate. They are expected to return to continue discussions on Tuesday, May 31. 

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