Washington: Elton John left the stage in Las Vegas because a "rude" fan was interfering with the performance, he said on Saturday.
"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," the 70-year-old British entertainer said in a statement posted on Twitter.
"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.
The incident occurred during a performance of "Saturday Night," for which John had brought fans onstage.
He later returned to the stage, but the group of fans did not.