Starting with a humble (although awkward) speech, Depp thanked fans for their support during his acceptance speech at the People’s Choice Awards.
“I came here for one reason tonight, and one reason only,” the 53-year-old actor addressed the audience. “I came here for you. The people. Who, through whatever good times or bad, have stood by me. Have trusted me.”
You’ve very, very graciously invited me here once again tonight so I appreciate that very much. You have no idea how much I appreciate it.
Listen, I was very deeply affected by the kindness of your recognition and by your well-wishes to my family and to myself. Which is why it’s especially meaningful to me to be here, in front of you, to say thank you, and to tell you that I truly feel that need to thank you.
In all honesty, we all know that none of us, especially me, wouldn’t be standing up here if it weren’t for you tonight.