Sir Elton John was embroiled in a foul-mouthed bust-up with paparazzi as he arrived at a famous Hollywood restaurant on Monday night (30Sep13).

The Candle in the Wind singer was greeted by a host of photographers as he turned up at Craig's eaterie but his famously short temper snapped and he hurled abuse at a cameraman before tripping over his own feet.

As the videographer tried to ask a question, the Rocket Man erupted and snarled, "Why don't you just f**k off?" before stumbling away and dashing into the restaurant.