After a grueling hospitalization for chemotherapy, Criss Angel’s son, Johnny Crisstopher, 5, is back to his playful self. In his latest Instagram post, the Mindfreak illusionist, 52, and his son duel with lightsabers in a palatial bathroom in the Angel home in a scene that has Johnny Crisstopher cracking up in delight at his father’s antics.
Father and son clash swords — Angel, using a line from Star Wars’ Darth Vader, announces: “Luke! I am your father!” Johnny Crisstopher changes tactics, surprising his dad with a “lethal” blow to his thigh. Angel clutches his leg, groaning in mock agony, before rolling over the edge of an oversized bathtub and falling in, defeated. Johnny Crisstopher, winner of the duel, responds with adorable giggles.
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Angel recovered quickly, evidently: He was back on stage in Las Vegas that night, thrilling a packed house at his Mindfreak show.
Love, Health and Happiness
After his son’s stay in the hospital, Angel is clearly relishing the opportunity to return to fun and games with his young son. To celebrate Johnny Crisstopher’s return home, he posted on Instagram: “If you have love, health and happiness your the richest person in the world.”
The happy scene comes after Angel’s excitement that his son could leave the hospital: “With #God anything is possible!” he posted.
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With #God anything is possible! Johnny Crisstopher did over 6 liters of chemo in 36 hours and was expected to be in the hospital until Friday. In the middle of the night he was very upset and said “I don’t want to be here. I want to go home.” We prayed with tears rolling down my eyes but a calm came over me and I knew it was going to be alright. I even said to @shaunylbenson watch I know we are going to have a miracle – just watch and she agreed after seeing how affected I was. Well after getting the promising results from that morning’s blood test I new a miracle was on course and about to happen. I spoke to his dr and I asked is it possible we could be released that night and he said definitely not and that the very earliest would be the following night (Thursday)or the next (Friday) and that some kids have to stay an additional 3 to 4 days to flush the chemo out…. Well last night our prayers were answered to the astonishment of his doctor and staff. Johnny bloods miraculous went down and last night we slept at home in our beds. Yes I’m a magician. Yes many magicians are skeptics but I’m NOT and I’m telling you 100% God is real and with God anything is possible. Just give God a try. Thank you God for making us and our little boy so happy. ????❤️
Johnny Crisstopher’s Cancer Journey
Johnny was first diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in October 2015, according to E! News. Angel announced on social media at the time that he would be canceling some shows due to a family emergency. Johnny was in treatment for some time; Angel announced that his son was in remission earlier this year.
Instagram posts from Angel have documented his incredible son’s journey, from the shaving of his hair to his chemotherapy infusions.
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About Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
There are two main types of lymphoblastic leukemia: chronic and acute. While patients can live with chronic leukemia for a long time, acute leukemia can progress quickly, and if not treated, can be fatal within a few months. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer that occurs when the bone marrow makes too much of a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes, according to the National Cancer Institute. However, it is the most common type of childhood cancer, and three out every four cases of childhood leukemia are diagnosed as acute.
Signs of childhood ALL include fever and bruising, and the disease can be detected using tests that examine the blood and bone marrow. Over time, there has been a lot of improvement in treatments for childhood leukemia.
There are several different approaches to treating the disease, and the treatment plan will depend on the type of ALL the child has. Chemotherapy, radiation, chemotherapy with a stem cell transplant, and targeted therapy are all considered standard treatment, according to the American Cancer Society.