Johnny Depp, awaiting verdict, appears at the Royal Albert Hall in London


LONDON, May 30 (Reuters) – Hollywood star Johnny Depp, awaiting a decision in a U.S. defamation case involving his ex-wife and actor Amber Heard, made an unscheduled appearance at London’s Royal Albert Hall Monday at a rock concert, his second in as many nights.

Depp appeared with English guitarist Jeff Beck to perform a range of musical covers, including John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’, a track they collaborated on and released in 2020, in the northern English city of Sheffield , surprising the crowd.

On Monday, he took to the stage again with Beck, at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, again performing “Isolation” among other tracks.

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Virginia jurors deliberating on libel claims by two “Pirates of the Caribbean” stars Depp and Heard adjourned Friday without returning a verdict.

They will resume talks on Tuesday after the US Memorial Day holiday. Beck is due to have another show at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday. Read more

Depp, 58, has sued his ex-wife Heard for $50 million, arguing she defamed him when she called herself a ‘public figure representing domestic violence’ in an opinion piece that she wrote.

Heard, 36, sued for $100 million, claiming Depp smeared his reputation when his lawyer called his accusations a “hoax”.

Depp fans took to Instagram and Twitter to share their views on the American actor’s performance on stage, but amid the online furor some viewers were unimpressed.

“I felt duped. Totally duped 100%. I had waited fifty years to see Jeff Beck in concert…it was the biggest disappointment of my life”, Peter Schmidt, who came from Frankfurt to London for the concert with her family. , told Reuters outside the London site.

“(Depp) took over the show, he shouldn’t have been there. He’s embarrassing…I went to see Jeff Beck tonight, not a Hollywood star.”

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Reporting by Muvija M and Farouq Suleiman; Editing by Nick Macfie, Leslie Adler and Diane Craft

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