It doesn’t have to be a Saturday night to put Elton John in a fighting mood and he proved that on Thursday when he took issue with a “handsy” fan and stormed off stage mid-concert.
Sir Elton was performing his classic song “Saturday Night’s Alright” during his Las Vegas residency, and as per tradition, he invited a group of fans up to the stage to gather around the piano while he played.
Everyone seemed to be having a good time until an overzealous fan reached over to touch the singer as he was singing the 1973 hit. In a video obtained by TMZ, you can see the “Rocket Man” hitmaker lean over and yell, “F*** off” off-mic.
The iconic British singer tries to continue unfazed, but as the touching persists, he becomes increasingly agitated, repeatedly screaming “F*** off” at the touchy-feely concertgoer.
John eventually gets up and exits the stage as his live band continues playing in the background.
The fans returned to their seats, many of them confused over what had happened. John later returned to continue the show but told those in attendance there would be, “No more coming on stage during ‘Saturday Night’. You f***ed it up.”
John elaborated on the incident in a statement shared on his official Twitter on Saturday.
Last month, the “Tiny Dancer” singer announced he is retiring from live-touring after his Farewell, Yellow Brick Road World Tour, which will run until 2020.
John is scheduled to continue his Vegas residency until May 19, 2018.