Criss Angel 'Grateful' Following Loss Of Consciousness During Vegas Performance

Criss Angel seems to be on the mend, following a scary incident at his MINDFREAK® LIVE show on Friday, where the performer went unconscious on stage.

“Criss Angel routinely performs some of the world’s most dangerous illusions and escapes live on stage. During Friday evening’s performance, while attempting his famed upside down straitjacket escape while suspended by his feet, he lost consciousness,” a rep for Luxor Hotel & Casino said in a statement to Access Hollywood.

“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.” the statement continued. “He is grateful for the outpouring of love and concern from his fans around the world.”

Criss Angel attends the third annual Tyler Robinson Foundation gala benefiting families affected by pediatric cancer at Caesars Palace on September 30, 2016 in Las Vegas

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Due to the accident, Criss was not able to attend a charity appearance with his son for the Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada on Saturday, according to the statement. 

“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,” the statement concluded.

— Stephanie Swaim