Johnny Depp has joined Instagram, delivering an address regarding the coronavirus and marking the first time the Oscar-winning actor has ever interacted with the world of social media.
Depp's first post on the platform Thursday night included image of himself sitting by a candle-lit table and the caption, "Hello everyone... filming something for you now... gimme a minute."
He later posted an eight-minute video, saying, "I don't think I've really ever felt any particular reason to [join social media] until now."
"Now is the time to open up a dialogue, as the threat of this invisible enemy has already caused immeasurable tragedies and damage to people's lives," Depp said.
He encouraged followers to stay strong through the course of the outbreak, adding that "through caring, we will help each other, and we will prevail."
Towards the end of his monologue, Depp announced he has been working on an album with his "guitar hero" Jeff Beck, releasing a cover of John Lennon's "Isolation" available for users to listen to in Depp's Instagram bio.
"Jeff Beck and I recorded this song 'Isolation' last year," the actor said, adding, "Lennon's prophetic words are pure poetry. … This song about isolation, fear, and the existential risks to our world. So we wanted to give the song to you. We truly both hope in our own little way it helps you get through these unusual times we're experiencing, even if it just helps to pass the time."