Elton John explained how the actions of a “rude” fan led to him walk off stage during a performance in Las Vegas on Mar. 1. Towards the end of his Million Dollar Piano show, he cut short classic track “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” as a result of one audience member’s behavior. He returned to finish the set but announced that, because of the incident, he would no longer invite fans on stage during the song. John said in a statement, “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. He then proceeded to reach over the piano and try to take pictures, completely disrupting the performance.” John continued, “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.” This is the second time a Million Dollar Piano performance was disrupted during “Saturday NIght’s Alright,” following an incident in which a necklace was thrown at John. Elton John’s Las Vegas run continues until May 17; his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will commence on Sept. 8.
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