Johnny looked dramatically different from his Hollywood heart-throb persona that won him millions of fans.
Depp twice received the coveted title of People Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ - in both 2003 and 2009.
Previous pictures of the actor on tour in Russia with the band sparked concern among fans, with some fearing the actor might be ill.
Several fans commented on the snap, which were shared by an Instagram account dedicated to the actor.
They commented on Johnny’s pale and gaunt appearance, with one writing: “He looks pale here. Hope he’s okay.”
The new look however may be a result of some hardcore method acting, Empirereported last year Depp was to star in Richard Says Goodbye- a film about a “world-weary college professor given a life changing diagnosis. He embraces every vice going, drink drugs, smoking, sex and throwing insults at anyone who annoys him.”
The photos also end a stressful time for the star over the past couple of months - as he’s battled a series of legal problems – including being sued by his bodyguards - as well as reports of an on-set meltdown.
This article was republished with permission from The Sun.