Magician Criss Angel, 51, has some sad news to share.
On Tuesday, Angel revealed that his son Johnny Crisstopher’s cancer has returned.
Joined by Johnny, 5, Criss told TMZ at LAX, “Unfortunately, he had a relapse. He’s going back into the hospital on Monday.”
Before Johnny’s admission to a hospital, Criss is taking Johnny to Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood.
Along with showing appreciation for all the love and support, Angel is planning to raise $5 million to fight pediatric cancer at a charity event next year.
Criss pointed out that Johnny “has been in treatment for over three years.”
Less than a year ago, Criss told DailyMailTV that Johnny had gone through his last chemotherapy treatment.
In 2015, Criss revealed that Johnny was battling lymphoblastic leukemia. Posting a heart-wrenching photo of his family, including ex-wife Shaunyl Benson, he tweeted, “4th day chemo-Shaunyl,Johnny&I can't thank u enough for the overwhelming outpouring of love,prayers&support #amazing.”
A year later, Criss opened up on Johnny’s cancer battle, telling E! News, “You know, Johnny had a rough time going through chemo, his treatments, blood transfusions, spinal taps, and he has Mickey Mouse that he loves to watch. So, when he went to meet Mickey Mouse in person he had a smile from ear to ear. So excited, we had such beautiful time together as a family.”
Criss also explained how his life had changed since Johnny’s diagnosis. He said, “When you have a child that has this horrendous disease, you can relate to the families from a different perspective. So Shaunyl and I made the decision to use this in a positive way. You know, this is so much bigger than me."
Angel has launched the Johnny Crisstopher Children's Charitable Foundation, which raises awareness of pediatric cancer. At his first-ever benefit event, H.E.L.P. in Las Vegas, he raised more than $1 million for pediatric cancer research and treatment.
In 2017, Criss emphasized to "Extra's" Charissa Thompson, “There's a greater cause than performing 450 shows and doing television."