Watch: Sir Elton John swears at fan, storms off stage

Sir Elton John was performing at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas when one "rude" and "disruptive" fan caused him to storm off stage. 

The over-enthusiastic fan kept prodding him for a high-five and leaning over the piano during a performance of 'Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting' - a track Sir Elton regularly brings fans on stage for. 

In a video circulating online, he can be seen getting visibly irritated, telling the fan of "f**k off" multiple times to no avail. 

Sir Elton released a statement about the incident on Twitter.

"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," wrote Sir Elton.

"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."

Sir Elton later returned to the stage to play 'Circle of Life' - but not before letting the crowd know exactly how he felt. 

"No more coming on stage during 'Satuday Night'" he said. "You f**ked it up."