London: Johnny Depp shocked onlookers by taking an embarrassing tumble in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard following a late dinner with a friend.
   
The 48-year-old looked bleary-eyed as he emerged from 25 Degrees restaurant at the Roosevelt Hotel. The star seemed unsteady on his feet as he tried to sign autographs for fans on the famous pavement.

But as a large crowd, including paparazzi, assembled around the actor, he began to lose his balance, prompting his friend to wrap his arms around the star.
   
The protective measure, however, took a wrong turn and the actor and his friend came crashing down to the ground. Depp's friend picked him up and escorted him back to the car while his minders tried to block the photographers.
   
Once in the car Depp pulled his cap on his face but not before pulling off a peculiar gesture to his fans.

(Agencies)