Sir Elton John swears at fan then storms off stage

Music 05/03/2018

Sir Elton John was performing at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas when one "rude" and "disruptive" fan caused him to storm off stage. 

The over-enthusiastic fan kept prodding him for a high-five and leaning over the piano during a performance of 'Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting' - a track Sir Elton regularly brings fans on stage for. 

In a video circulating online, he can be seen getting visibly irritated, telling the fan of "f**k off" multiple times to no avail. 

Sir Elton released a statement about the incident on Twitter.

"I bring fans onstage every evening when we play 'Saturday Night' in the set, it is always a lovely part of the show where I get to meet them, shake their hands and have them right there with me while I play," wrote Sir Elton.

"They have always been very courteous to the fact we are in the middle of playing a song live. This guy was rude, disruptive and had no care or respect for our show and so I let him know how I felt, then left the stage until they had removed him."

Sir Elton later returned to the stage to play 'Circle of Life' - but not before letting the crowd know exactly how he felt. 

"No more coming on stage during 'Satuday Night'" he said. "You f**ked it up."