First reported by Page Six, Criss Angel's 5-year-old son, Crisstopher Sarantakos, is fighting cancer now for the second time. During a conversation with TMZ on Tuesday, the magician revealed that his son was in "remission,quot; and had a relapse earlier this month. The 5-year-old boy was taken to the hospital on Monday.
At 2 years, doctors revealed that Johnny Crisstopher had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The 2-year-old boy had been in treatment until this fall. On September 27, Shaunyl Benson, Johnny's mother, went to his IG account to declare that his son was officially cancer free.
"Our little Superman had his port taken today," he wrote in the caption of the video taken at the medical center. At the moment, nobody knows when the 51-year-old boyfriend and his 27-year-old girlfriend found out about their cancer for the second time.
Although, what is known is that Criss has been raising money to fight pediatric cancer. Speaking to TMZ, Criss explained that he and his team were going to try to raise $ 5 million at Planet Hollywood, and they would reveal more details later in the year.
In 2017, Criss Angel was in the headlines for another reason, except this time, related to his act. As reported by Andy Cooper in March 2017, Criss had to go to the emergency room after a straitjacket movement in the air that did not go as planned.
In this show at the Luxor in Las Vegas, Criss tried to make a hint in the air and ended up hanging upside down while in the straitjacket. He could not complete the trick and also lost consciousness that was not part of the performance.
After the trick went wrong, Criss emphasized that while the perception of reality and the illusion of the audience is tense and distorted, there are very real dangers in acting.
Due to his eagerness to return to his professional career, Angel signed a disclaimer and requested an MRI in addition to a hospital stay to make sure everything was okay. Only twenty-four hours later, Angel made the same move but did it successfully.