People: Sep. 25, 2000

EXIT, STAGE LEFT

Patrons of the Estoril Casino near Lisbon, Portugal, were left stranded after SIR ELTON JOHN disappeared just half an hour before a scheduled concert last week. "As far as I know, he said there was too much smoke," said a casino spokeswoman. "Then he said he was going out for some air, and we never saw him again." John apparently hopped in a limo, boarded his private jet and took off, leaving an audience that had paid more than $200 a ticket more than a bit peeved. "We have tried to get hold of him and his agent...

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