Criss Angel heartbroken as son’s cancer returns

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Criss Angel has vowed to raise $5 million (£3.8 million) for cancer research after his five-year-old son’s leukaemia returned.

The superstar illusionist’s son Johnny Crisstopher was first diagnosed with cancer back in 2015 at just 21-months-old, prompting Criss to make a documentary about his son’s chemotherapy treatments, and raise $1 million (£770,000) for paediatric cancer research.

Criss told TMZ.com that despite three years of treatment that eventually brought him into remission, Johnny Crisstopher has had a “relapse” and will be admitted to hospital on Monday.

Before his hospital admission, the star plans to take him on special trips to Disneyland and Universal Studios in a bid to keep the youngster’s spirits up.

The magician went on to share that he plans to host a special charity event at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood resort, the home of his regular MINDFREAK show. He added he’ll be roping in “dear friends” and “huge artists” for the one-off show next year, but that he needed the public’s help to reach his ambitious $5 million fundraising target.

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