Johnny Depp cuddles badgers at UK centre as he continues Jeff Beck tour

The actor is due to play in Glasgow on Friday night just days after winning his lawsuit against former wife Amber Heard.

Johnny Depp cuddles badger cubs at UK centre as he continues Jeff Beck tour Folly Wildlife RescueGetty Images

Johnny Depp was pictured cuddling orphaned badger cubs at a wildlife centre in Kent as he continues his UK tour alongside musician Jeff Beck.

Social media posts from the Folly Wildlife Rescue centre in Tunbridge Wells social media showed Depp with the animal, named Freddie Mercury.

The actor, who is due to play in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on Friday night, was dressed in a military-style jacket over a checked shirt and wore a peaked cap and dark glasses.

“Guess who’s been to see us at Folly Wildlife Rescue – no, you’re not seeing things- that’s the real Johnny Depp,” the post read.

“As you probably know, Johnny has been appearing with our patron Jeff Beck on his UK tour and in a recent break, Jeff’s wife Sandra brought him up to visit us and see for himself the work we do with wildlife.

“And what an incredible afternoon it was for our staff and volunteers, as he toured the hospital’s care and vet units.

“Johnny was incredibly complementary and in his own words ‘blown away’ by what he saw.

It continued: “To top the visit off, we even allowed him the rare privilege of briefly holding Freddie (as in Mercury!) one of the many orphaned badger cubs we’re currently hand rearing.

“I think it’s fair to say he was bowled over by the whole experience.”

It comes as Depp was confirmed to be joining Beck for the remainder of his UK tour.

The actor, who collaborated with Beck on the 2020 track Isolation, previously surprised audiences and fans when he joined the musician on stage in Sheffield and at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

He will now perform in Gateshead, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and York.

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