Downpour in Australia forces Elton John off stage in Australia

Elton John had to flee the stage Friday night in Australia when heavy rains hit during his concert.

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Elton John had to flee the stage Friday night in Australia when heavy rains hit during his concert.

Elton John’s debut album in 1969 was titled “Empty Sky.” Friday night, the skies opened up in Australia, forcing the singer to abandon his concert in Victoria.

John, 72, was playing “Funeral for a Friend,” the opening track from his 1973 album, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” when the rains came.

After gamely trying to play the song, John was finally covered with a tarp and rushed off stage, News.com.au reported.

"Best show stopper I've ever seen! It was 43C all day then out of nowhere a flash storm hit (with) wild winds!" one woman at the concert, Susan Ellis, wrote on Instagram, News.com.au reported.

“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," concert organizers said in a statement. “We too are upset about the impact of the weather on tonight’s show. Please hang on to your tickets to await further information.

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