Criss Angel Announced His 5-Year-Old Son Johnny's Cancer Has Returned

Criss Angel announced on Wednesday that his 5-year-old son Johnny is battling cancer a second time. 

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Celebrity magician Criss Angel, 51, told TMZ that following a short dip into remission, his 5-year-old son Johnny is once more facing a battle with cancer. 

Johnny was first diagnosed with a rare type of leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), in 2015 at just 21-months-old. The boy subsequently underwent chemotherapy for the illness for three years before going into remission.

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"We have recently had confirmation that our 5-year-old son Johnny Crisstopher has relapsed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia). While we are devastated by this unexpected news, we believe that he will be in remission again soon," Angel told Entertainment Tonight in a statement. 

"We have great faith and hope for his treatment at both Summerlin Hospital and Cure 4 the Kids Foundation with Dr. Alan Ikeda, who has been treating Johnny Crisstopher in Nevada. He is an amazingly strong little boy, and with the support of family, friends, and my loyal fans we look forward to the day he is again in remission."

The 51-year-old announced he is filming a documentary called 1095 about his son’s battle with leukemia in order to raise awareness about child cancer. The proceeds are set do go towards pediatric cancer research and treatment.

“We went through it and we want to share it with the world so that other people don't have to be alone and they can have the support that they need and we can raise awareness for pediatric cancer, and dollars so that one day it can make it poof, disappear,” the magician said, according to the Daily Mail

We are very sad to hear that little Jonny must once more fight cancer. Please drop a comment to show your support for his family in this difficult time and make sure you pass this along to your friends and family.