Fans have been left seriously worried for actor Johnny Depp after images with fans surfaced online, in which he looks unrecognisable.
Depp, 54, posed for photos with fans in Russia, prior to a performance with his band The Hollywood Vampires, according to MailOnline.
The photographs were taken in St. Petersburg, where Depp’s band performed on Wednesday night, (May 30), but fans have grown concerned over the actor’s appearance.
One person commented: ‘I think that my hero looks ill’, while another wrote ‘F*ck me is that Johnny Depp?’
Of course, many are hoping his appearance is just in preparation for a film role, but this is currently not known.
Similar concerns were raised about Depp during his appearance on The Graham Norton Show last year, although the concerns were primarily based on his behaviour rather than his appearance.
Fuck me is that Johnny depp?!?! ???
— Lucy Cross (@lookembers) June 2, 2018
During the show, Depp spoke about a trip he made to Disneyland, dressed as his character Captain Jack Sparrow and pretending to be a statue, telling the audience:
I was very excited to stand rock still and then shout out (in Jack’s voice), ‘Oi, what you lookin’ at?’
I got no reaction whatsoever – nothing!
I then had to start describing the people I was shouting at so they knew I was real… it was exhausting and such a bad idea!
Regardless of what he was saying in his interview, viewers instead were accusing him of looking ‘drunk’ or ‘high’.
One social media user said:
Johnny Depp looking stoned on #GrahamNorton show.
Johnny Depp appears to have taken ALL the drugs.
Others said he looked as though he was having to be held up by security at the premiere for Murder On The Orient Express.
A source close to the actor hit back at the accusations, speaking exclusively to E! saying:
These reports are completely false. Johnny was not drunk at the premiere. He came straight from set to the premiere.
His security was manoeuvring him around the carpet as he has done for years.
— Jamie Wood (@JwoodPATS) November 3, 2017
In 2016, the actor’s ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, was granted a restraining order against Depp after stating in her court declaration, ‘during the entirety of [their] relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to [her]’.
Heard claimed the last violent incident took place on May 21, only two days before she filed for divorce and provided the court with two witness accounts and photographs of her face as evidence.
Depp denied the claims and instead, his lawyers said Heard was attempting ‘to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse’.
In the end, a settlement was reached on August 16 2017, which saw Heard receive $7 million and dismiss the restraining order against Depp.
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