Fans lose it as Johnny Depp takes to rock festival stage days after Amber Heard payout
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Fans in Europe have borne witness to a new era of Johnny Depp, with the embattled actor taking to the stage with his band the Hollywood Vampires in Europe days after receiving his payout from ex-wife Amber Heard.
The A-lister took to the stage at the 52nd Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands on June 18, shrugging off the shackles of his incredibly public courtroom battle with his ex-wife.
The band, formed in 2012 by Depp, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry, played the main stage at the 52nd Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands, The Daily Mail reports.
Depp rocked an effortlessly cool rockstar look on stage, wearing black pants and a multi-coloured knitted hat over his long hair.
Fans shared clips of the band's set to social media, with many singing the praises of the Hollywood star for his comeback.
One user said: "Johnny Depp is currently at the Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands, and he is looking stunning."
A second added in Dutch: "But aside from the craziness surrounding Johnny Depp, the veterans of Hollywood Vampires [pulled off] an excellent show off at Pinkpop."
Others shared selfies with the star.
✨️ Johnny Depp yesterday at the PinkPop Festival.— Johnny Depp BR 🇧🇷 (@deppbrazilfc) June 18, 2023
📸 __fleurx__ pic.twitter.com/9dcdGCJHL8
Johnny depp at the PinkPop Festival Netherlands 17.6.23.🤩❤️🔥❤️💝💖👻🦇👍 pic.twitter.com/oIagKDSADQ— Sandra Wain (@SandraWain9) June 18, 2023
The gig also came with a special moment for The Pirates Of The Caribbean star, who turned 60 on June 9, with the crowd singing Happy Birthday to him.
Depp told the crowd it was 'the largest happy birthday song I've ever heard' and thanked them for their 'beautiful gesture'.
The gig came one year after Depp won his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
She was initially ordered to pay him $15 million in damages, later reduced to $10 million, while he was ordered to pay her $2 million in compensatory damages in return.
In recent days Heard has finally paid the $1 million (£795,000) legal settlement agreed with her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, with five different charities of his choosing selected as the beneficiaries of the money.
He sued her for $50 million while she issued a counterclaim for $100 million, which resulted in a high-profile trial.