Criss Angel is going through an extremely emotional time right now. The magician has recently opened up on social media that he is a father, and now, he is sharing that his son Johnny Crisstopher Sarantakos, is battling cancer.
On October 23, Angel announced on Twitter that he was canceling shows in Las Vegas due to an family emergency. Later that day, the 47-year-old shared a photo of himself cuddling with his son.
And just two days ago, Angel revealed that Johnny has been diagnosed with Leukemia, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.
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Before this week, it was unknown that Angel was a father, but according to TMZ, he married girlfriend Shaunyl Benson earlier this year. What is also strange, is that just weeks ago, Angel actually denied being a father during an interview with RoverRadio.com.
Regardless of why he felt the need to keep everything a secret, the photos he is sharing now are heartbreaking.
According to cancer.org, Leukemia accounts for almost 1 in 3 cancers in children, even though it’s still consider a very rare disease.
Our thoughts and prayers are going out to Criss and his family. We hope Johnny will have a speedy recovery.