Criss Angel is optimistic about one-year-old son's recovery from cancer

Criss Angel has put on a brave face following news of his one-year-old son's cancer diagnosis.

The famous magician Tweeted photos of his son Johnny Crisstopher Sarantakos with moving captions. One read: "We had a set back this weekend but optimistic w/Johnny's prognosis. Have a 3yr road ahead...

Johnny was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

The 47-year-old cancelled his shows in Las Vegas when he found out that Johnny had been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. He told his fans that he had to postpone due to a "family emergency" via Facebook.

Criss flew straight to Australia to be at his son's hospital bed during his chemotherapy treatments.

The magician cancelled several performances of his show Believe in Las Vegas

The magician, whose real name is Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos, then Tweeted a photo of his son in hospital and suggested he was returning to Las Vegas. The Tweet read: "Just had to leave my little boy to head back to Vegas for #BeLIEve. My heart feels like it was ripped out of my body."

Criss has cancelled several performances of his show Believe at the Luxor in Las Vegas, but is expected to resume performing on 4 November. It is the first time the magician has missed a show in more than 3,000 performances on the Strip.

Johnny, one, has started chemotherapy in Australia

A colleague of Criss' from his Cirque du Soleil show said Johnny's diagnosis has hit him hard. "For many years, Criss has championed and raised money for various children's charities here in Las Vegas," the source told Las Vegas Sun. "This is a very personal family crisis."

Criss welcomed his baby boy with girlfriend Shaunyl Benson in 2014, but the pair have since parted ways and Johnny now lives with his mum in Australia. The musician has posted her own photo with the youngster on Twitter, writing that he is: "My love, my life. My pride and joy."

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