Elton John left
the stage briefly during a weekend concert in Brisbane,
Australia, after being struck by a bout of nausea,
according to a news report Monday.
John left the
stage without a word about two hours into his Sunday
concert. He was gone for about five minutes, the
Australian Associated Press reported.
When he returned,
the 59-year-old pop star used an Australian
colloquialism to explain that he had left the stage to
vomit. "I thought I'd better chunder in the
toilet [rather] than all over the front row," he was
quoted as saying.
feeling better, John closed the show about 45 minutes later.