Elton John Explains Why He Walked Off Stage During His Las Vegas Performance
Elton John explained why he recently stormed off the stage in the middle of his Las Vegas performance.
While he was playing “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” surrounded by fans, he walked off the stage, he sent a tweet out explaining why he did it.
The star tweeted that one of the fans was “rude, disruptive and had no care or respect for our show,” which is why he decided to walk off. In The tweet, John sent out stated the fan put his hands on the piano and continued even after he asked him to stop. “On Thursday night in Las Vegas a fan put his hands on the piano keys while I was playing and continued to do so even after I asked him to stop.”
The fan went even further by trying to take pictures. “He then proceeded to reach over the piano and try to take pictures, completely disrupting the performance,” John said. “I bring fans onstage every performance 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. They have always been very courteous to the fact we are in the middle of playing a song live.”
He ended the post by saying how he didn’t tolerate the fans actions during the performance. “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.”
A statement from Elton. pic.twitter.com/Cdd7jqjPZt
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) March 3, 2018
The singer previously announced that he would be retiring from touring.