Amber Heard had to leave an event early on Friday after suffering an ’emergency’.
The ex-wife of Johnny Depp had been due to be honoured at the star-studded unite4:humanity gala, but instead exited through a side door before she could accept her award.
Her friends iO and Cara Delevingne stepped onto the stage in her place, with iO telling the star-studded audience: ‘Our dear friend Amber unfortunately suffered a bit of an emergency earlier this evening and she had to go.’
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‘She had an emergency’: Amber Heard exits star-studded event through side door without accepting award… after happily posing on red carpet
iO added of her pal: ‘I want to say that I’ve never seen Amber nervous and I’ve known her quite intimately for a long time’
Pictures from the red carpet showed a calm and collected Amber posing nonchalently in black trousers, hands in her pockets.
Once inside the dining room at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in California the actress was surrounded in a huddle by close pals, including British model Cara.
She looked ‘distressed and uncomfortable’, reports eonline.
Amber then left through a side door, without her gong, which had been due to be presented by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born former Dutch politician.
Looking good: Amber turned heads in tight fitted shirt with a flashy bow tie and slacks on the red carpet, but had to leave soon after
On her behalf: Amber’s pals Cara Delevingne and iO accepted her award
iO added of her pal: ‘I want to also say that I’ve never seen Amber nervous and I’ve known her quite intimately for a long time.
‘And she’s met pretty much everyone that you could be starstruck by. But Ayaan Hirsi Ali is as close to God as you could get for her, so to know that Ayaan was here and for her to have to leave anyway means that it was a very serious emergency. We both are hoping that she’s okay.’
There had been no sign of trouble as the 30-year-old turned heads on the red carpet earlier.
Letting her hair down: The 30-year-old let her glossy golden locks fall to her waist in curls as she pulled off a stunning tousled look
Amber pulled off a killer look with a bowtie and peep-toe boots showing off her dark purple toenails.
Dressed in black and white, the Hollywood star made a statement as she wore a flash of red lipstick and smoky-eyed makeup.
The star added a hint of sparkle to her appearance with a pair of gorgeous diamond earrings.
Glamorous: Cara was leading the celebrity arrivals; she later took to the stage to accept Amber’s award in her place
Gorgeous glare: Delevingne is an attention-getter, no matter whether she’s on the red carpet or modeling catwalk
Amber’s appearance at the gala came two months after her divorce from Depp which was finalised in Los Angeles Supreme Court in January.
The former flames reached a settlement in August, just 12 months after they were married.
Now she is in line to receive $ 6.8million which she plans to donate to charity.
Forever our girl: Honoree Paula Abdul turned heads in this black skirt with a shear covering. She was being honored for her efforts with The LEAP Foundation at the event
A dog’s life: Ken Todd and Lisa Vanderpump brought their adorable pooch to the proceedings
Couple’s night: Lance Bass and Michael Turchin (L) and James Anderson and Carissa Rosario (R) were among the duos present at the bash
Meanwhile, Amber is starring in the upcoming thriller London Fields which will hit cinemas later this year.
She will play Nicola Six in the flick which is based on the 1989 novel of the same name by Martin Amis alongside Delevingne who is taking on the role of Kath Talent.
The famous duo will be joined by Billy Bob Thornton, Jaimie Alexander and Theo James in the Mathew Cullen-directed film.
Finished: Amber’s appearance at the gala comes two months after her divorce from actor Johnny Depp which was finalised in Los Angeles Supreme Court in January