Illusionist Criss Angel Hospitalized After Stunt During Vegas Show Goes Wrong!

Illusionist Criss Angel was rushed to a Vegas ER Friday after passing out during a straight jacket act.

Criss was performing for his Mindfreak Live! performance Friday night at the Luxor Hotel, where show goers say the show was canceled 10 minutes into the opening act ... after Criss dangled upside down in a straight jacket and attempted to escape.

After spinning in vain for about 2 minutes, he was quickly lowered down and the curtain closed onstage. We're told he appeared unconscious as guests were ushered out. 

Criss was taken to Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center's emergency room about 4 miles away, and was discharged that night. He performed the next night. 

He released the following statement to explain what happened:

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