Elton John Abruptly Cuts Off Concert Due to Massive Storm
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The 'Candle in the Wind' hitmaker is escorted off the stage and evacuated by his crew while he's in the middle of 'Funeral for a Friend' performance due to extreme weather.

AceShowbiz - Elton John was ushered off the stage by three of his assistants as a massive storm hit his show in Victoria, Australia on Friday, January 31, 2020 night.

The "Tiny Dancer" hitmaker is performing in the country as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road jaunt but, in footage shared online the singer, 72, fled the stage to avoid the downpour.

In a short clip, Elton is seen being ushered off stage, while a stagehand frantically covered a piano.

According to reports, Elton was playing his 1973 hit "Funeral for a Friend", 95 minutes into his concert at Rochford Wines at Yarra Valley, Victoria, when hail and rain flooded the stage, causing the concert to be cancelled 15 minutes after Elton was ushered off.

Promoter Michael Chugg said the rain caused a shorted circuit in a statement, reported Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.

"Unfortunately due to tonight's short but heavy downpour that occurred 95 minutes into Elton John's set resulting in damage to musical instruments and monitors on stage, the show could not continue," he said.

Despite the freak downpour, the show apparently began very differently, with the "Rocket Man" star himself even commenting, "It's f**king hot. Thank you for buying a ticket to the show. We love doing it, even though it's hot," according to the Herald Sun newspaper.

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