Elton John's Mayan ruins concert draws 6,000

Pop star Elton John sang to a crowd of 6,000 at Mexico's ancient Mayan site of Chichen Itza just two days after a stage accident that injured three workers.

Elton John entertained a crowd of 6,000 fans at the ancient Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza in Mexico, just days after a stage collapse injured three workers.

Concert-goers paid between $80 and $800 US to hear John's 90-minute concert on Saturday night, with the Temple of Kukulkan as a backdrop.

The singer performed hits such as Tiny Dancer and Rocket Man, closing the show with The Circle of Life.

On Thursday, a part of the stage had collapsed as it was being set up, injuring three construction workers. One man suffered a broken leg and the other two were treated for minor injuries.

Mexican authorities said nothing at the 1,200-year-old site was disturbed and gave the go-ahead for the concert.

The 63-year-old singer's concert has not been without other difficulties. Indigenous groups have complained such events are not in keeping with Mayan culture and history.

In fact, native groups say the accident was the work of "aluxes," the Mayan version of fairies, who were upset at the event.

Chichen Itza is a UNESCO world heritage site and was named one of the seven wonders of the world back in 2007.

There have been other big concerts at the site including one last year by British soprano Sarah Brightman and another in 2008 by Spanish tenor Placido Domingo.