The star of Believe will put the show on hold for three months in 2014 to have surgery on damaged tendons in a shoulder. He tore the tendons two years ago and put off surgery at the time to film his new series for Spike TV and performing at The Luxor.
The tendons tore a second time whilst performing an upside down straight jacket escape in Times Square. “There is no alternative. It’s three times as bad now,” Mr. Angel told The Las Vegas Sun. “I have to go under the knife. There is no other choice. I’ve already put it off far too long.”
To do otherwise risked permanent damage that would end his performing career.
The doctors will begin their work in January and he will host a show featuring other magicians in February and March before returning to the stage in April.