It seems that a few of Elton John's fans didn't get the memo on consent.
Dozens of concertgoers were allowed to join Sir Elton on stage as he performed "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" during his concert at his Las Vegas residency. But when a few fans dared to reach out and touch him as he performed the 1973 track on his piano, the fun quickly deteriorated. The security onstage stopped the first batch who stretched their arms towards him, but when others kept doing it, Sir Elton decided that he wasn't going to deal with it any longer, as seen in a video obtained by TMZ.
"Fuck off," he reportedly said before storming off of the stage, according to Vulture. "I think they ruined it," said the person recording the video, that can be found above. "Think he had enough."
Luckily for attendees, Sir Elton came back a few minutes later to finish out his concert at the famed Caesars Palace. But it's clear that he won't be allowing fans to come close to him while performing again.
"No more coming on stage on 'Saturday Night,'" he told the crowd as he prepared to perform "Circle of Life" off of The Lion King soundtrack. "You fucked it up." It only takes a few to ruin it for the bunch right?
In a statement provided to Complex, Elton shared his own account of what happened.
"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. I bring fans onstage every evening 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. 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."
Fans won't have much more tries to see Sir Elton live. This is his second and last residency in Las Vegas. Afterward, he's set to embark on his last tour ever.