Elton John has finally released a statement explaining what happened on March 1. As you may know already, the singer got angry and stormed off stage during a performance, while swearing at a concertgoer.
‘Thursday night in Las Vegas, a fan put his hands on the piano keys while I was playing and continued to do it even after I asked him to stop,’ the legend started.
He went on to recall that ‘He then proceeded to reach over the piano and try to take photos, completely disrupting the performance.’
‘I bring fans onstage every time we play ‘Saturday Night’ in the set, it was always a lovely part of the show when I get to meet them, shake their hand and have them there with me while I play. They’ve always been very courteous to the fact we are in the middle of playing a song live.’
But it looks like this time around, the experience of performing the song with a lucky fan by his side was not as enjoyable because ‘This guy was rude, disruptive and had no care or respect for the show and so I let him know how I felt, then left the stage until they’d removed him.’
Previous to this statement, we heard that he shouted as he was getting off stage that ‘It is all about boundaries and respect.’
One insider said that ‘Just because Elton’s a public figure, and just because he invites fans up on stage with him does not give them the license to manhandle him.’
We totally agree! That must have been so annoying!
The source went on to share that ‘For some reason, the man was obsessed with touching Elton and despite being told to stop he kept reaching out to touch him, and that is not OK, in addition to being more than a little creepy. Elton does not like getting up close and personal with his fans at the best of times, let alone while he is trying to perform a live concert in front of thousands.’