Elton John has never been afraid to up-close with fans, one segment of the legendary performer’s Las Vegas residency shows seeing him invite the crowd on stage.
Blasting through a particularly bouncy version of “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)”, Elton proceeded as normal, inviting guests to join him around the piano.
However, on Thursday (1 March) night, one particularly fan decided to get particularly hands-on, repeatedly attempting to touch Elton and play his keyboard.
The singer reportedly told the man to “f**k off” before deciding enough was enough and leaving the stage mid-song.
Once the band wrapped the song, the crowd went back to their seats, while the perpetrator of the incident was escorted off the premises.
“No more coming on stage during ‘Saturday Night’, you f**ked it up!” Elton said while back on stage. He then proceeded to play the Lion King classic “The Circle of Life”.
One concert goer spoke to The Mirror following the performance, saying: “Holy s*** Elton John just stormed the f*** off stage.
“During Saturday Night they brought a ton of people on stage, and one guy wouldn’t stop touching him. He went off mic and clearly mouthed ‘f*** off’ twice and then pushed his hand.
“He left, and they cut the song short and ushered everyone off stage and escorted the guy out of the building.”
Earlier this year, Elton revealed his retirement plans, confirming he will play no more live shows following a 300-date worldwide tour titled Farewell, Yellow Brick Road World Tour.