the item seems like one fan ruined “Saturday Night” for everyone.
Elton John stormed off the stage at his Las Vegas concert at Caesar’s Palace on Thursday after a member of the audience got a bit too handsy during his performance. The singer invited fans onstage while singing “Saturday Night,” nevertheless became visibly upset after someone kept touching the piano. After a few warnings, John got up as well as left from the middle of the song, refusing to return until the crowd was cleared.
In a statement to ET on Saturday, John addressed the incident, accusing the man of being “rude” as well as “disruptive.”
“Thursday night in Las Vegas, a fan put his hands on the piano keys while I was playing as well as continued to do so even after I asked him to stop. He then proceeded to reach over the piano as well as try to take pictures, completely disrupting the performance,” John said. “I bring fans onstage every evening when we play ‘Saturday Night’ from the set, the item can be always a lovely part of the show where I get to meet them, shake their hands as well as have them right there with me while I play. They have always been very courteous to the fact we are from the middle of playing a song live.”
“This specific guy was rude, disruptive as well as had no care or respect for our show as well as so I let him know how I felt, then left the stage until they had removed him,” he explained.
Footage coming from the encounter obtained by TMZ showed John scolding the fan, even telling him to “F**k off,” before exiting the stage. He eventually returned, telling the audience, “No more coming on stage on ‘Saturday Night.’ You f**ked the item up.”
John, who recently rescheduled concerts in conflict with Prince Harry as well as Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding, will soon embark on his final tour.
In an interview with ET in January, John opened up about his decision to stop touring, explaining in which his two young sons, Zachary as well as Elijah, are too important for him to continue playing more than 100 shows a year while jet-setting around the globe.
“the item can be all about them. I love my boys,” he said. “I hate being away coming from them, as well as I’ve had so many wonderful memories coming from touring. I have done over 4,000 shows, as well as I love performing, nevertheless I love my sons more.”
“When they were younger, we took them everywhere because they were portable,” he shared of his son, whom he shares with husband David Furnish. “as well as then, of course, when they start proper school, they have a schedule. as well as they sat down as well as showed me the curriculum, as well as I said, ‘What are we going to do from the future? When can be This specific going to stop?’ as well as I said, ‘I definitely want to stop.'”
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