Elton John caused a stir in Gloucester last night, after making a female steward at Kingsholm Stadium cry.
The 68-year-old music legend lost his temper after stewards appeared to ban fans from waving, and singled out the woman for a string of foul-mouthed abuse - after which she walked off crying.
I came here to play music, now all you stewards down there, especially the woman in the pony tail, f**king lighten up will you? These people have come to hear music and if they want to put their hands in the air let them. This is not f**king China, so piss off. You've got a f**king uniform on and you think you're Hitler and you're not. You can piss off! I mean really. Don't have any sympathy with her, this is a concert ok?
After outrage from the crowd and another song the singer apologised and brought her on stage to give her a hug and share his piano stool with her.
Opinion has been divided on Twitter about the star's behaviour, with some agreeing with what he did and others praising the concert but criticising the outburst.
#EltonJohn stuck up for the crowds who basically weren't allowed to move in their seats! Night was much more fun after that!
Great concert tolast night.@eltonjohn . Should have apologised to Marie because she is human rather than because she is a woman. Chauvinism.
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