UPDATE ON MARCH 11: An official statement says that Criss Angel will return to the stage on Saturday.
According to the statement, Criss lost consciousness while he was suspended upside-down by his feet and attempting to escape from a straitjacket. He was lowered to the stage and rushed to the hospital.
Criss was released Saturday morning. After additional medical testing, he went back on stage later in the evening and successfully performed the straitjacket stunt.
The illusionist and his son, Johnny Crisstopher, were unable to make an appearance at a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Friday due to the accident. A representative of HELP, Criss' non-profit organization that raises money to fight pediatric cancer, presented the Foundation with $100,000 during the event.
Illusionist Criss Angel may have been injured during a performance on Friday night at the Luxor.
There are multiple tweets and posts on Facebook referencing an incident and saying that the early show was canceled not long after it began.
Angel has performed for several years at the Luxor on the Las Vegas Strip. His current show is titled "Mindfreak Live."
Angel also starred in the television series "Criss Angel Believe" on Spike TV and the reality-competition show "Phenomenon" on NBC.
In addition, he wrote a book titled "Mindfreak: Secret Revelations."
13 Action News has reached out to several people associated with the show in an effort to confirm the information.
According to ticket reservations for the Luxor, "Mindfreak" is not canceled for Saturday and Criss Angel will perform.
We will update this story as soon as we receive more information.
went to a @CrissAngel show and I think he almost died. they had to cancel the show after like 15 mins. hope he's cool though
— will iv of ap (@WillIVMusic) March 11, 2017
At the Criss Angel Show. Something went wrong when he tried to escape from a jacket while suspended. There is a forced intermission.
— John Harper (@RyanPerez___) March 11, 2017
Bizarre...20 min into Criss Angel's performance they did a force cancellation due to some malfunction?! Hope everything is okay #CrissAngel
— Ariel Jordan (@airjordan7) March 11, 2017