Elton’s colourful outburst happened Sunday night (Dec. 1) at the second of two Perth concerts on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, and was caught on film by onlookers (see below).
Soon after, the Hall of Famer shed some light on his angry moment.
“I apologise for the ‘c-word’, I just hate people being assaulted, especially women by security guards. I have a pet hate of security guards anyway.”
It’s unclear why the woman was ejected, though a VenuesWest spokesperson later told reporters, “Under the circumstances, the security team acted appropriately and we (VenuesWest and security) worked together with Elton’s team to ensure that the event was safe and successful for the artist and the patrons.”
Elton’s final lap of Australia and New Zealand will see the veteran artist play 40 arena and open-air shows through the southern summer.