WATCH: Elton John Loses It On Stage Over Handsy Fans [VIDEO]
The 70-year-old rocker was in the middle of playing his hit song “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” and was surrounded by a huge group of fans when a couple of them started reaching out for the singer.
A body guard on stage can be seen repeatedly pushing the fans hands back, but one guy continued trying to touch John as he played.
In response, the “Tiny Dancer” singer stopped performing and stood up and walked off stage, even as the band continued to play until the end of the song.
“That guy ruined it. Good job,” one person in the crowd explained.
“I saw him say fu– off to somebody,” another audience member can be heard saying on the video.
After a short while, the “Rocket Man” singer came back on stage and made it crystal clear he was not happy with what had occurred and told the audience, “No more coming on stage during ‘Saturday Night.’ You fucked it up.”
He then proceeded to play “Circle of Life” from “Lion King.
Last month, John announced that he would be officially retiring at the end of one last world tour following more than 50 years performing on the road.
His final tour will start in September after his Las Vegas residency ends in May, where he has headlined an ongoing show for six years. The three-year long “Yellow Brick Road” tour ends in 2021 with 300 dates.