Rude fan forces Elton John to storm off Las Vegas stage

Sir Elton John performs during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards show on Jan 28, 2018, in New York.
Sir Elton John performs during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards show on Jan 28, 2018, in New York. PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Elton John has slammed a "rude" fan for interfering with his performance 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," the 70-year-old tweeted on Saturday.

"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's Alright For Fighting, for which John had brought fans onstage.

He later returned to the stage but the group of fans did not.