Sunday 22 April 2018

Sir Elton John storms off stage as fan tries to touch him during performance

The singer became irritated after a member of the audience attempted to touch him.

Sir Elton John
Sir Elton John

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

Sir Elton John stormed off stage after a fan – one of a number who had been invited on to the stage – tried to touch him as he performed.

The singer had invited a group of revellers from the audience onto the stage at his Las Vegas residency show while performing Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting, something he often does.

In a video clip that has circulated online, Sir Elton is seen becoming irritated as one of the fans near his piano repeatedly leans over and tries to touch him and his keyboard.

No more coming on stage during Saturday Night, you f***ed it up! Sir Elton John

Sir Elton, 70, appears to shout an expletive at the fan before getting up from his seat and walking off the stage.

After the song finished, and the members of the audience had returned to their seats, Sir Elton came back onto the stage.

He told the audience, before performing Circle Of Life: “No more coming on stage during Saturday Night, you f***ed it up!”

It is believed the person who tried to touch Sir Elton was swiftly escorted from the venue.

During the Thursday night gig, one concert-goer tweeted: “Holy shit Elton John just stormed the f*** off stage.”

The Press Association has contacted a representative for Sir Elton for comment.

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