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Criss Angel rushed to hospital as straight-jacket trick goes bad

Criss Angel rushed to hospital as straight-jacket trick goes bad

Magic can be a risky game!

Angel was rushed to the hospital on Friday after his stunt - which he attempted to perform during his "Mindfreak Live!" show - went awry.

Witnesses who were present at the performance claim that, around ten minutes into the show, Angel was performing his famed upside-down staightjacket escape when things went wrong.

The 49-year-old magician was promptly rushed to the hospital after losing consciousness while attempting an upside down straightjacket escape.

TMZ claims eyewitnesses reported that he was unconscious at that time.

"What an very bad experience!" wrote Peter Sehl about the events that unfolded. Sehl wrote, "He stopped moving, curtain down". Break for 15 mins. Now show canceled... Hope he is ok! "Didn't appreciated peoples comments as they were leaving".


A statement released on his official Twitter account explains that Angel lost consciousness during the show Friday.

We've reached out to reps at Luxor for more details on what went wrong during Criss's act.so far, no word back. Ryan also weighed in on whether audience members would be receiving refunds for their tickets, writing, "Update: They are giving full refunds".

"At the Criss Angel Show".

Thankfully, Angel seems to have recovered from the scary incident.

In hospital from last night's show, @CrissAngel played sold out show tonight & 10 minutes in, proves he is a bad mofo.

Criss suffered a shoulder injury when he performed a similar stunt similar to this in New York City's Times Square in 2013.


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