When you gotta go, you gotta go.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Elton John just couldn’t hold it any longer while shopping with his two sons in France before relieving himself inside a shoe shop.

According to TMZ, Elton took matters into his own hands after he asked if there was a loo nearby and was told indeed there was not. He then asked his accompanying security for a plastic bottle before making use of it.

Understandably, the store owner Ryan Sukkar wasn’t exactly thrilled, but at some point had asked what John did for a living, to which the legend bluntly replied: ‘I’m Elton John.’ After a speedy Google search, Sukkar was sure to get a picture with him before he left the shop.

Elton may have left the store with an empty bladder, but he did not exit empty-handed, buying two pairs of shoes for sons Zachary, 13, and Elijah, 11.

I mean, it would be rude not to.

Information regarding what happened to the pee-filled bottle was not revealed.