Elton John Gets Struck in the Face by Mardi Gras Beads During Vegas Performance (Video)

Singer checked his teeth and took a while to compose himself after impact

Elton John was struck in the face by Mardi Gras beads during a performance at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this week, and the shocked artist took a while to compose himself.

In a video obtained by TMZ, John was performing “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” when beads flew over his piano and hit him right in the face.

The singer then checked his teeth while security fumbled around him, and the shocked John took some time to compose himself before launching back into the song.

According to TMZ, attendees in the first row had been invited to come on stage.

Last month, John announced his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, which will span three years and will be his farewell from the road. “Farewell Yellow Brick Road,” a play on his hit song “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” will see the pianist play 300 shows across five continents. The tour will start in the U.S. on Sept. 8, 2018 and reach Europe in April 2019.

John heads to Asia in November 2019, Australia in December 2019, and South America in March 2020. “Yellow Brick Road” will then return to Europe and the U.K. in late 2020, and finish up in North America in 2021.

Representatives for John have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Watch the video below.