Singer mortifies himself in a packed Royal Albert Hall yesterday

It doesn’t matter how many millions you have or how many Oscars and Grammys under your belt, you can still making a complete eejit of yourself at any given moment, as veteran superstar Elton John proved yesterday.

The 67-year-old superstar was attending a tennis event at London’s Royal Albert Hall when he fell backwards off his chair and was left sprawled on the ground, leaving onlookers both momentarily aghast and hugely entertained.

The I’m Still Standing singer (yes, we see the irony too) appeared to place himself gingerly in a canvas deckchair before tumbling backwards and taking two other chairs with him in a classic slapstick moment.

In fairness to Elton though, it looks like he took the whole thing on the chin and got back on his feet as quickly as possible.

The event which was held to raise funds for the singer’s AIDS Foundation saw superstars from the world of tennis, such as Andy Roddick, John McEnroe and Martina Hingis, take to the court to highlight the importance of AIDS research and awareness.

Hopefully, Elton can put this mortifying moment behind him!