Music legend Elton John received an unwelcome surprise while performing last week.
The 70-year-old "Rocket Man" singer was on stage, seated at his piano for his Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas when an overexcited fan threw something on stage. The item, which appeared to be leftover Mardi Gras beads, smacked the unsuspecting singer in the mouth.
According to Page Six, John was visibly stunned and upset by the incident, which caused him to stop mid-song and check his mouth and teeth for damage. Security was hot on it, rushing to his aid and providing him with a tissue as he muttered away from the microphone. The entire escapade lasted less than a minute, with the popular artist returning to his song as if nothing happened.
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In January, the British star announced his retirement from touring after an upcoming three-year farewell tour. "Why now? Well, before the children, I thought...this is what I'm going to be doing until the day I die," he told Good Morning America. "But I don't want to be traveling away from my children. They need me. I need them much more than another tour or doing another show. Our boys came into our life at a late time. I've never experienced anything like it, being a father."
John and his husband David Furnish have been an item since 1993 but waited some time to have children. Their first son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, was born via surrogate in December of 2010, while they welcomed Elijah in 2013. The couple are notoriously private about their home life and rarely share pictures of their children with fans or the media. As well as maintaining a home life, he still has a zest for performing. Over the course of his decades-long career, John has had more than fifty Top 40 hits and seven consecutive number one albums in the US, making him one of the most prolific musicians to have ever lived.