Elton John used obscene language and threw a $4000 Gucci handbag out of a plane following an altercation with security guards at a Perth venue during his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
He can be seen in a video exiting his private jet and tossing his expensive handbag down, where it is caught by a roadie who loads it into the back of an Audi.
The legendary singer seemed to still be fired up after two security guards at a Perth show during his tour tried to remove a woman from the venue. “Hey, you two security guards with the girl,” John can be heard shouting down in a video of the incident. “F**k off! Let her up here immediately… come on, you c**ts!”
Several audience members can be heard alternatively gasping during Elton’s outburst from his language or cheering for his coming to the defense of the concertgoer. It’s unclear why she was being removed from the venue, but several audience members seemed livid with the security detail for trying to forcibly remove her from the show.
Those who were present for the show say that Elton played another song before stopping and apologizing to the audience for the outburst, saying that it’s something he’s “very passionate about,” referring to defending his fans.
The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour is sold-out across Australia and New Zealand. There’s a good reason for that, too: it’s Elton’s last Australian tour, according to the singer. There are another thirty dates planned for shows across Oceania, and the remaining shows will likely be at capacity.
Elton is likely to be in the region until March of 2020, when the last shows are scheduled. The legendarily flamboyant and fiery singer has been absolutely killing it lately, between his radio show “Rocket Man” on Beats 1, numerous tour dates and even a book detailing his (downright fascinating) rise to international stardom.
Elton will be in North America following his Australia tour, starting off with a pair of shows in Toronto at Scotiabank Arena. Then, in April, he’ll be playing Madison Square Garden in New York, which is likely to be a legendary show.