Elton John tells security to “fuck off” at concert as fan is “manhandled” “Leave her alone you turds!
Elton John has angrily hit out at the security team of a show in Australia, after they allegedly manhandled the music icon’s fans.
Singer was performing at Perth’s HBF Park stadium when he reportedly spotted the two security workers escorting a fan out. Taking objection to the action, video footage shows Elton branding the team as “cunts” and telling the pair to immediately return the fan to her seat.
“Hey, you two security guards with the girl, fuck off”, he remarks in a video uploaded to social media by fans. “Let her get up here immediately… come on you cunts.”
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Musician adds 24 new dates to previously announced North American run
The 70-year-old star, whose record sales have been in decline in recent years, is calling time on the road after one last world tour after his Las Vegas residency comes to an end in May after six years.
Elton John has extended the 2020 North American leg of his massive Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. (Rolling Stone)
The 24 new dates will be scattered among a slate of previously announced shows that kick off in March. The new shows include two-night stands in cities like Toronto, Montreal, Chicago and Houston, as well as stops in smaller-market cities like Hershey, Pennsylvania, Lincoln, Nebraska, and Fargo, North Dakota.
Tickets for the new shows will go on sale Friday, November 22nd, at 10 a.m. local time. American Express cardholders will have access to pre-sale tickets between November 14th at 10 a.m. local time and November 18th at 10 p.m. local time. Complete information is available on Elton John s website.
Sir Elton has sold more than 200 million records over his career and is one of the world’s most in-demand live performers.
Last year, he was forced to cancel nine shows in Las Vegas and California because of a bacterial infection he contracted during a South American tour.
Sir Elton’s management said the “potentially deadly” infection forced him to spend two nights in intensive care in April and to cancel concerts in the US.
Recently he has admitted that prior to becoming a philanthropist, he hadn’t liked himself very much.
“Passion led me into some very dark places. I wasn’t a great person for a long time,” he said. “I lost my humanity, my connection and my respect for myself.” “I wanted to reconnect, I wanted to be a decent person.”
“We must never turn a blind eye to suffering,” he said, before addressing the audience as he continued: “You’ve all made it, baby. But what are you making? (music-news.com)
“What worth does it have if it does not strengthen the bonds of humanity? If we are not seeking to change the world for the better through our work, what is the point of coming here? Yes, there is glory perhaps, fame and prestige. There is wealth, too. But for what? Good work gives you something bigger than fame, richer than wealth, finer even than prizes.”