Superstar SIR Elton John has issued an apology for complaining he ran away from fans and hid in his hotel room while performing in Las Vegas.

The ROCKET MAN singer regrets saying his admirers forced him to become a virtual prisoner in the city's glitzy Caesar's Palace hotel, during his SIN CITY tours, insisting the comment was made after an unfortunate run-in with a gang of groupies last month (AUG04).

The 57-year-old says, "I apologise for the comment. I was having an off day."

17/09/2004 14:04