SEE IT: Elton John blasts 'rude' fan who put hands on piano keys

Sir Elton John stormed off stage during a performance Thursday after an overeager fan “put his hands on the piano keys” and disrupted the show.

John, 70, was performing “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” when an audience member, who had been invited to join John onstage, began disturbing the musician.

Video of the incident shows the fan reaching over John’s piano during the show at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas — prompting John to storm off stage mid-song.

John offered his own version of accounts in a statement released Saturday.

“On Thursday night in Las Vegas a fan put his hands on the piano keys while I was playing and continued to do so even after I asked him to stop. He then proceeded to reach over the piano and try to take pictures, completely disrupting the performance,” John said.

“On Thursday night in Las Vegas a fan put his hands on the piano keys while I was playing and continued to do so even after I asked him to stop. He then proceeded to reach over the piano and try to take pictures, completely disrupting the performance,” John said.

John routinely invites fans to stand onstage with him when he plays “Saturday Night.”

“It is always a lovely part of the show where I get to meet them, shake their hands and have them right there with me while I play. They have always been very courteous to the fact we are in the middle of playing a song live,” he said.

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But he took issue with at least one fan’s behavior Thursday.

“This guy was rude, disruptive and had no care or respect for our show and so I let him know how I felt, then left the stage until they had removed him,” John said.

John eventually returned to the stage after the fan had been removed from the audience — and lambasted the persona non grata.

“No more coming on stage on Saturday Night, You f---ed it up.” he said.

John stopped a performance of the same song last month after a fan threw Mardi Gras beads at his mouth.

The beads struck him in the mouth and he took a few seconds to check his teeth before continuing to play the song.

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UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 22: Photo of Elton JOHN; First publicity pictures - in Hampstead (Photo by Val Wilmer/Redferns)
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CIRCA 1971: Pop singer Elton John poses for a portrait wearing glasses in circa 1971. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
CIRCA 1972: Pop singer Elton John poses for a portrait backstage in circa 1972. (Photo by Robert Altman/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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CIRCA 1974: Pop singer Elton John performs onstage at the piano wearing a giant fuzzy hat in circa 1974. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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LONDON - 1975: Elton John performs in concert circa 1975 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
CIRCA 1977: Pop singer Elton John performs with Kiki Dee in circa 1977. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Singer Olivia Newton-John and musician Elton John attend the 'Grease' Premiere Party on June 13, 1978 at Studio 54 in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Musician Elton John performs onstage, Chicago, Illinois, September 5, 1980. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)
SHEPPERTON - JUNE 1981: Elton John at Shepperton Studios near London on 1st June 1981 during the filming of a videogram for his album The Fox. (Photo by Brian Cooke/Redferns)
English pop star, Elton John, performing in a colourful costume at the Hammersmith Odeon. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6: Elton John performs on stage, with at Watford flag on his piano, at Ahoy on 6th May 1984 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns)
LONDON - MAY 1985: Pop singer Elton John poses for a portrait in a film studio in May 1985 in London, England. (Photo by David Corio/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – OCT 22: Elton John and Donatella Versace attend the Grand Opening of Planet Hollywood on October 22, 1991 in New York City. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/IMAGES/Getty Images)
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