Molly Meldrum moons shocked crowd on-stage at Elton John concert in Melbourne

Elton John‘s farewell tour Down Below is bound shaping as much as be an thrilling set of reveals, and that is particularly because of Ian “Molly” Meldrum.

Viewers members at John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Highway live performance at Melbourne’s AAMI Park on Friday night time acquired the shock of their lives when the Aussie larrikin dropped his pants on-stage.

Meldrum, 79, was within the viewers on the present, when John, 75, paid tribute to the music critic.

Watch the video above.

Elton John and Molly Meldrum
Molly Meldrum acquired up onto the stage after Elton John paid tribute to him. (Twitter)

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“He is fairly truthfully a nationwide treasure,” John advised the group from the stage. “I need to thank him for all of the love and loyalty he is proven me over time. I like you.”

When John began singing The B–ch Is Again, Meldrum then got here onto the stage. John and Meldrum hugged and kissed, earlier than Meldrum pulled down his pants and mooned the group.

Social media customers rapidly went into meltdown when footage of the seconds-long cheeky second was shared.

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Elton John and Molly Meldrum
Meldrum leant right down to drop his pants. (Twitter)
Elton John and Molly Meldrum
He then mooned the entire stadium. (Twitter)

“Count on the sudden (molly meldrum) on the elton john present tonight lmfao,” one Twitter consumer wrote.

“If seeing Molly Meldrum’s naked bum was in your 2023 bingo card, right here you go,” consumer @oztish wrote alongside footage.

“Not solely positive why. Unsure Elton was thrilled. I do know I would not. However Molly will all the time be Molly!” journalist Peter Ford mentioned.

Meldrum and John have been longtime buddies, although they had been notably on the outs for seven years after a controversial interview about Madonna.

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Elton John and Molly Meldrum
John and Meldrum have been buddies for years. Right here they’re pictured in 1986. (Fairfax Archive)

The previous Countdown host wrote in his 2016 guide Ah Properly, No one’s Good that footage from the interview, during which John lashed Madonna, did air – regardless of John and Meldrum believing the dialogue to be “off the document” on the time – after a producer allegedly went behind Meldrum’s again.

He mentioned he was “not on the prime of [his] sport” following a serious brain injury sustained from a fall in 2011, noting the remarks weren’t meant to be broadcast.

”I assume I ought to have been extra in charge of the ultimate edit and accepted the story earlier than it went to air,” Meldrum wrote.

“Elton nonetheless thinks it was all my fault, and refused to speak to me when he toured Australia in 2015,” he continued.

“I am tempted to cite a line from certainly one of my favorite films: ‘Frankly, my expensive, I do not give a rattling’. However the reality is, I do give a rattling. I like Elton.”

In 2019, the pair labored out their variations throughout a non-public assembly John organised when he was again in Melbourne for his first Farewell Yellow Brick Highway tour.

John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Highway tour continues in Sydney subsequent week, along with his closing Melbourne present happening tonight.

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