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Criss Angel's 2-Year-Old Son Is in Remission: 'I Believe He Will Be Healed'

by Zach Seemayer 9:20 PM PDT, June 16, 2016
Playing Criss Angel's 2-Year-Old Son Is in Remission: 'I Believe He Will Be Healed'

Call it a miracle or call it magic, Criss Angel is celebrating some joyous news for his 2-year-old son.

The famed magician revealed on Thursday that his little boy, Johnny Sarantakos, is in remission, eight months after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

"Johnny is technically in remission, thank God," the 48-year-old Las Vegas illusionist, who was born Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos, said in an interview with Us Weekly. "I believe he will be healed."

WATCH: Criss Angel Posts Emotional Photos of Cancer-Stricken Son

While Angel's young son has fought back against the illness, he's reportedly still undergoing chemotherapy, blood transfusions and spinal taps. Johnny is receiving medical care in Australia where he lives with his mom, Shaunyl Benson.

"What doctors found is you have to continue treatment to kill all the cells, as there is no guarantee," Angel explained.

When the Mindfreak star found out about his son's diagnosis in October 2015, he cancelled a number of his Las Vegas shows to fly to Australia to be with his little boy.

Angel has frequently shared a number of emotional and heart-wrenching photos of himself and his son over the last few months.

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Since his son's diagnosis, Angel has begun championing cancer research organizations, and is currently promoting a benefit show, Heal Every Life Possible, at the Luxor casino on Sept. 12. The event aims to raise money for pediatric cancer research and treatment.

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

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