London: Veteran singer Elton John left stage after a fan's attempt to touch the artist annoyed him while he was performing.
The singer had invited a group from the audience on to the stage at his Las Vegas residency show while performing 'Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting.'
In a video being circulated online, John is seen getting irked as one of the fans near his piano repeatedly leans over and tries to touch him and the keyboard.
The 70-year-old singer appears to shout an expletive at the fan before walking off the stage.
John came back on the stage, after the song finished and fans had returned to their seats.
"No more coming on stage during Saturday Night, you fucked it up," the singer told the audience before performing his next song, 'Circle Of Life.'
Following the incident, John has hit out at a 'rude' and 'disruptive' fan who caused him to leave the stage.
In a statement published on his Instagram account, the singer said fans are usually 'very courteous' during the segment, but that was not the case this time.
"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," John said.