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Johnny Depp with Shane McGowan (Photo: Steve Humphreys)

Johnny Depp with Shane McGowan (Photo: Steve Humphreys)

Johnny Depp with Shane McGowan (Photo: Steve Humphreys)

Shane MacGowan has wished Johnny Depp a happy birthday on Instagram.

The Hollywood actor is celebrating his 58th birthday today, and the Pogues singer marked the occasion on his social media accounts.

In a video captioned #HappyBirthdayJohnnyDepp, Shane said: “Hi Johnny, how are you doing? Happy birthday!

“Sorry about your recent misfortunes but f*ck ‘em, yeah? Anyway, hope to see you soon. Love you – Shane.”

The musician also posed with a hand-knitted doll of his friend, complete with sunglasses and beads around the doll’s neck.

Shane wrote: “Happy birthday Johnny, love you hope to see you soon, I hope you like your dolly!”

The unlikely pairing have a close friendship that goes back more than 30 years.

Depp even produced the 2020 documentary about the singer’s life and career, Crock of Gold – A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan, which was directed by Julien Temple.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of the film’s release back in September, Depp recalled the moment he met MacGowan for the first time and said that he “fell in love with him.”

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor said: “When I met Shane, he was negotiating a pool table. There was a drink in this hand, a pint, and in this hand, there was a guitar.

“And he was teetering, balancing back and forth trying to negotiate which way to fall. I watched him do that for about 15 minutes.

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“Then I was introduced to him, before he fell, and from that moment on you just knew... there are moments in life when you know this will happen one time and one time only, when you get the opportunity to spend time with greatness.

“Having known him a long, long time I can only say I fell in love with him the second I met him and I’m still in love with him to this day.

“His wife Victoria is a wonderful partner for Shane, they’re best friends, and I’ve seen that continue over these many years under all kinds of duress,” he added.

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