Elton John Walked Offstage During Vegas Show Because a Fan Kept Trying to Touch Him
The actions of a fan once again derailed Elton John's Million Dollar Piano show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Last night, John cut one of his songs short and left the stage because one person attempted to disrupt him mid-song.
The incident, reported by TMZ, took place during the main set closer, "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting," during which concertgoers in the first few rows are invited onto the stage. As you can see in the video below, one person kept reaching beyond the velvet rope in order to make physical contact with John. Despite security, and the star himself, telling him to stop, the fan persisted and John ended up walking out.
The show continued with an encore of "Circle of Life," but John made it clear that the days of allowing fans to get close to him during the show are over. "No more coming onstage on 'Saturday Night,'" he said. "You fucked it up."
Less than a month ago, also during "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting," a fan who was onstage threw a beaded necklace at John, striking him in the mouth. A single ticket in the front row of John's Vegas show costs $750 plus a $60 convenience fee.
The Million Dollar Piano, which debuted in 2011, is set to close on May 17 as John prepares to embark on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, which begins in Allentown, Penn., on Sept. 8 and will go on until an unknown date in 2021. Between The Million Dollar Piano and his original Caesars Palace residency, The Red Piano, John has played to nearly 1.8 million people at the Colosseum.