Sir Elton John was forced to cancel his Australian show as hailstones and rain flooded the stage.
The artist was playing his 1973 hit ‘Funeral For A Friend’ 95 minutes into his concert at Rochford Wines at Yarra Valley in Victoria when a severe storm hit.
Footage showed revellers enjoying the set before three of Sir Elton’s assistants walked on stage and ushered him off.
At the beginning of the set, Sir Elton made a comment about the scorching 40 degree temperature.
‘It’s hot,’ he said to wild applause, the Herald Sun reported.
‘Thank you for buying a ticket to the show. We love doing it, even though it’s hot.’
When it started to rain, concertgoers cheered as it helped cool them down.
Fifteen minutes after he was pulled off stage, promoter Michael Chugg said the rain caused a shorted circuit.
Saturday’s show is expected to go ahead with organisers releasing a statement on Friday.
‘Unfortunately due to tonight’s short but heavy downpour that occurred 95 minutes into Elton John’s set resulting in damage to musical instruments and monitors on stage, the show could not continue,’ the statement said.
‘We too are upset about the impact of the weather on tonight’s show. Please hang on to your tickets to await further information.
‘As soon as we have any further details we will let you know. At this stage tomorrow’s show is proceeding as planned.’