UNIONDALE, NY (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Sir Elton John shocked fans with a furious mid-show outburst at his record company.
The famously temperamental singer launched into an attack, using the F-word 15 times in a minute, during a performance in New York.
He was about to begin a performance of a new song, when he began: "I'm going to play a song but I'm sure you haven't heard it because the f*****s haven't promoted it.
"My record label isn't doing anything to help. F*** Universal," he said, as the tirade continued.
He claimed Universal Records had not spent "a dollar" advertising latest album Captain And The Kid, which was released in September.
"They're useless," he added. "Here's a message to Universal Records: Please drop me. Just let me go somewhere else."
A fan told the Daily Mail: "What is wrong with Sir Elton? He needs an ego check. What has got into him?"
However, Sir Elton's publicist, Gary Farrow, insisted the attack was not serious.
"I think you'll find it was tongue-in-cheek over the record company," he explained. "You have to look for the humor. If you look at the reviews Elton's had over the past six months, they have been the best he's ever had for a record for ten years."