Warning: This article contains explicit language.
Sir Elton John unleashed an expletive-ridden tirade against two security guards during his Perth concert on Sunday, after witnessing their attempt to eject a woman from the venue.
From the stage, the 72-year-old music icon called out the security guards for "aggressively accosting a fan" at his Farewell Yellow Brick Road show, according to another concertgoer.
"Hey, you two security guards with the girl... f**k off," John said.
"Let her up here immediately... come on you c***s."
The crowd cheered as the 'Bennie and the Jets' hitmaker continued to savagely berate the security.
"Morons. Both of you morons... you don't treat girls like that. Leave her alone, you turds."
The exchange has proved controversial on social media after footage of the incident was circulated on Twitter. While some fans have been quick to label John's actions as "legendary", others have found his caustic rant less chivalrous.
"Elton John told security guards who tried to stop a girl from approaching the stage to f**k off, followed by calling them c***s and turds. Kind of spoilt the atmosphere. We left," one disappointed fan shared on Twitter.
"Will foul-mouthed Elton John apologise to the two Aussie workers he publicly abused and demeaned last night in Perth?" Australian entertainment reporter Peter Ford tweeted, suggesting the guards had acted on instructions from John's own security team.
"Anyone that calls the security guards c***s for dragging ladies from the crowd is a bloody legend," another weighed in.
"Elton John dropping the C-bomb at the gig in Perth tonight makes me feel better about dropping it in front of my aunt the other day," another joked.
The singer has several more gigs lined up across Australia and New Zealand over the summer. The Farewell Tour, which kicked off in 2018, is intended to be John's final tour following a career spanning more than five decades.