First reported by Page Six, Criss Angel’s son, Crisstopher Sarantakos, 5, is now fighting for the second time against cancer. During a conversation with TMZ on Tuesday, the magician revealed that his son was in “remission” and had a relapse earlier this month. The 5-year-old girl was taken to hospital on Monday.
At the age of 2, doctors revealed that Johnny Crisstopher had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The 2-year-old was in treatment until this fall. On September 27th, Johnny’s mother, Shaunyl Benson, went to her GI account to declare that their child was officially free of cancer.
“Our little Superman had her portage released today,” she wrote in the video’s caption taken at the medical center. At the moment, no one knows when the 51-year-old and his 27-year-old girlfriend learned of his cancer for the second time.
What is known is that Criss has raised funds to fight pediatric cancer. Speaking to TMZ, Criss said he and his team would be collecting $ 5 million on Planet Hollywood and providing more details later in the year.
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In 2017, Criss Angel made the headlines for another reason, except this time, related to his act. As announced by Andy Cooper in March 2017, Criss had to go to the ER after a truck-in-the-air move that did not go as planned.
During this show at the Luxor in Las Vegas, Criss tried to make a runway outdoors and ended up staying upside down while he was in straitjacket. He could not finish the lap and also lost consciousness, which was not part of the performance.
After the trick went wrong, Criss pointed out that if the perception of reality and illusion by the public is tense and distorted, it presents very real dangers.
Because of his eagerness to resume his career, Angel signed a release of responsibility and asked for an MRI in addition to a hospital stay to make sure everything was fine. Twenty-four hours later, Angel acted the same way but successfully.