Johnny Depp Makes Surprise Appearance at MTV VMAs, Jokes He “Needed the Work”

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Johnny Depp appeared at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday by dressing up as the network’s ‘Moonman.’

The actor appeared in a brief cameo toward the beginning of the show, with his face digitally superimposed into the helmet of the VMAs’ silver astronaut statue.

“Hey, you know what?” Depp said. “I needed the work. I just want you guys to know that I’m available for birthdays, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, weddings, wakes, any old thing you need.”

He continued to pop up throughout the show and make comments, including about having the show needed to “get back to the f—ing music.”

It was Depp’s first public appearance since the end of his defamation trial with ex-wife Amber Heard.