Like a candle in the wind, pop star Elton John
disappeared from a sold-out concert in Portugal on Wednesday just 30 minutes before he was to appear on stage. "He said he was going out to get some air," a concert spokesman told the Los Angeles Times
. "But then he jumped into his car and went to the airport to catch his private jet. He never said goodbye or anything to anyone." Approximately 1,500 fans some paying as much as $215 a ticket were left in the lurch. Organizers reportedly plan to sue.