Johnny Depp’s friends fear for star and ‘urge him to go to rehab’ amid Amber Heard assault claims

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp ‘s friends have shared their fears for the star, as he continues his tour amid shocking recent allegations from his ex Amber Heard.

The 52-year-old actor , who is reportedly set to be quizzed by police over claims he physically assaulted his estranged wife – claims he has furiously denied, was recently pictured partying with a mystery brunette until 2am.

And now his friends are reportedly worried for the star, and are urging him to seek help.

According to The Sun , they have asked him to pull out of his band Hollywood Vampires’ European tour.

A source told the publication: “Johnny’s team are really worried. He’s hit the bottle to cope with it all.

“He is being closely watched by his security guys. They constantly check to make sure he is OK.

“His management, sister, head of security and even his former partner Vanessa Paradis have joined together to support him.”

It’s claimed his friends now believe rehab would help him to “clear” his head.

The star’s band is due to play in Romania on Monday before starting their US tour next month.

And it comes after the actor was pictured drinking cocktails and laughing with a brunette beauty at an £8,000-a-night hotel in the Stockholm, Sweden.

He had been playing a gig with his supergroup, and reportedly convinced staff at the Grand Hotel to reopen the bar after closing time running up a heavy bill.

Depp continues to deny claims he smashed his wife’s face with an iPhone and his lawyers insist she’s just after his millions.

Amber’s legal team claimed she initially declined to give a statement in order to protect Depp’s career after filing for divorce.

However, following what they claim has been an orchestrated campaign to smear their client by Depp’s camp, the actress, 30, has now spoken with police in Los Angeles while claiming she “suffered through years of physical and psychological abuse at the hands of Johnny”.

A spokesman for the LAPD told Variety that it “always investigates” such allegations.

Her lawyers said in a statement: “Amber did not provide [an initial] statement to the LAPD in an attempt to protect her privacy and Johnny’s career.

“Johnny’s team has forced Amber to give a statement to the LAPD to set the record straight as to the true facts, as she cannot continue to leave herself open to the vicious false and malicious allegations that have infected the media.”

Depp’s representatives have refused to comment on the abuse allegations when contacted by the Mirror.

His lawyers previously said: “Johnny will not respond to false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life.”