Criss Angel Cancels Las Vegas Shows to Visit Cancer-Stricken Son in Australia

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For the first time in seven years, Criss Angel is canceling some of his Las Vegas shows.
The magician -- who normally performs his CRISS ANGEL BeLIEve shows at the Luxor Hotel and Casino -- is heading to Australia to spend time with his son, Johnny Crisstopher Sarantakos. The little boy, who is almost two years old, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia earlier this week, ET has confirmed.

According to hotel staff, Angel held a news conference in Vegas last night. All of Angel's currently scheduled shows through Nov. 1 have been canceled and will return on Nov. 4, ET has confirmed. Angel has performed over 3,000 scheduled shows in Vegas over his tenure that began in September 2008.

"In light of a family emergency, the news I was going to announce this weekend will be postponed," Angel, 47, posted to Facebook on Friday.

In light of a family emergency the news I was going to announce this weekend will be postponed. Thank you xc

Posted by Criss Angel on Friday, October 23, 2015
The LA Times best-selling author did not go into further detail on social media, but he did share a sweet photo of himself cuddling his young son to Twitter later that day.
Angel isn't the only Vegas-based performer who's had to help care for a sick relative recently. Celine Dion returned to the stage after a year-long hiatus to help care for her 73-year-old husband, Rene Angelil, as he battled throat cancer. Watch the singer's triumphant return in the video below.