Elton John struck by a “flying necklace” at Las Vegas show

It caused him to stop performing momentarily

Elton John was hit by what appeared to be a necklace thrown by a fan during a concert in Las Vegas this week.

The legendary performer was playing a show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Wednesday night (February 14) when the incident occurred.

John was in the middle of performing ‘Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting’ when he was struck by what has been described as a “flying necklace”.

Footage shows John stop performing momentarily and checking his teeth for any damage.

According to TMZ, Elton had invited the front row of the crowd to come on stage as he performed and that Mardi Gras beads are believed to have been thrown by one of these fans.

NME has approached Elton John’s press representative for further comment.

Earlier this month it was reported that Elton John cancelled two of his Las Vegas residency performances in order to attend the upcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

John announced an epic farewell world tour last month which is rumoured to be his “final” string of performances. The legendary performer shared the news in a live-streamed announcement on January 24, telling fans that he wants to focus on his family.

However, the singer is still performing up until September, including two shows on 18 and 19 May at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas which have been cancelled in order for John to attend the Royal Wedding on Saturday, 19 May.

Speaking about his connection to the royal couple, Elton said: “I spent some time with [Harry] in Sicily last summer and I could tell he was totally in love”.