Criss Angel Loses Consciousness During Stunt; Performs it Again The Next Day
Illusionist Criss Angel became unconscious during his famous straitjacket stunt on Friday.
Just a few minutes into Criss Angel’s Las Vegas show Mindfreak Live!, the famous illusionist became unconsciousness while performing his double-straitjacket act, according to guests at the show.
In the act, Angel is supposed to escape from a straitjacket while hanging upside down. However, he lost consciousness during the performance. Angel was rushed to Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, from where he was discharged a few hours later.
Angel’s reps confirmed that he lost consciousness and was taken to a hospital. They also added that he hoped to return to the stage on Saturday after undergoing additional tests.
“Criss Angel routinely performs some of the world’s most dangerous illusions and escapes live on stage,” Angel’s rep said. “During Friday evening’s performance, while attempting his famed upside down straitjacket escape while suspended by his feet, he lost consciousness. He was lowered to the stage and rushed to the hospital where he was evaluated and released early this morning. He is undergoing additional testing today and while it is not yet certain, it is his hope to return to the stage in his hit show MINDFREAK® LIVE! at Luxor Las Vegas tonight. He is grateful for the outpouring of love and concern from his fans around the world.”
“Due to Friday’s events, Criss and his son Johnny Crisstopher were unable to attend a previously scheduled appearance at a fundraiser for Make‐A‐Wish of Southern Nevada Saturday morning,” the rep continued. “In his absence, a representative of HELP, the non‐profit Criss created to find a cure for pediatric cancer, presented Make‐A‐Wish with a $100,000 donation.”
Subsequently, Angel returned to the stage to perform the very same straitjacket stunt. He performed the act on Saturday night with no problems. Angel’s return was filmed for Good Morning America‘s Sunday show.
Magician @CrissAngel returned to stage tonight in #LasVegas, and successfully did his straight jacket escape.
— Craig Fiegener (@CraigNews3LV) March 12, 2017
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