Criss Angel Undergoes Surgery

Inside Magic Image of Lovely Magician Krystn LambertCriss Angel is recovering from three hours of surgery to repair his torn rotator cuff and bicep.  He injured these essential body parts whilst performing his televised double-straight jacket escape for Spike TV.  It was a pretty spectacular escape and we’re guessing being laden with heavy iron weights contributed to the very painful torn appendages.

The Las Vegas Sun has a black-and-white photo of Criss Angel recovering in the hospital.  We thought it was a downer and since Krystyn Lambert is mentioned in this post, we thought it better to include her picture.  Plus, we didn’t have the right to copy the newspaper’s image.

We got a pretty painful cut practicing the Gypsy Thread once.  We thought we might need a bandage but there wasn’t any blood but later when we were fishing old – but still juice-containing – lemons out of our neighbor’s trash bin, the juice hurt badly.  So, we know how performing magic can sometimes be painful.  We never wrote about it because we didn’t want the world to have pity party for us.  We’re pretty much macho and rarely allow our sensitive side show.  That’s how we roll.

Robin Leach says Mr. Angel is doing well and resting following the surgery.  His surgeon is apparently one of the best.  His credits/patients include NBA legend Kobe Bryant.

Why did he do the surgery and not just push through the pain?

“It was undergo surgery or stop performing,” he told Mr. Leach.  We think he chose the right option.

While Mr. Angel is recuperating, Believe will be on hiatus.  (That’s a real word and a clean one too.  We looked it up).  He will return in April and until then he will be working on his new show, Magic Jamz.

He will playing the part of emcee for several of his friends and co-stars of his television series.  Slated to appear are Banachek, Nathan Burton and the lovely Krystyn Lambert. (Banacheck and Nathan Burton are probably lovely as well but not in the same way Krystyn is – at least not to us). Not a shabby line-up.  We will make the trek to Las Vegas to check out the new show during its limited run through the end of March and give you our full report.

Make Believe to Open May 13th: A Little World of Oddballs

Krystyn LambertWe are looking forward to this Friday, May 13th’s opening of the new magic documentary Make Believe.

There hasn’t been nearly the buzz we expected but that buzz that wuz is good.

IFC reviewed the film in today’s edition and loved it.

Make Believe is entertaining enough purely from sharing in the joy of its stars, making sure that something permanent and good remains even in a medium where most everything is meant to disappear.

The documentary follows the teen competition at The World Magic Seminar and introduces the “real world” to our little realm where talent shines and practice pays off.

Krystyn Lambert is one of the six teens featured in J. Clay Tweel’s documentary and her mother provides a great, pithy description of the world of magic and magicians: “a little world of oddballs.”

Despite her movie star looks, outstanding talent, and academic success, Krystyn Lambert seems to agree with her mother’s assessment. She confided in a 2010 Los Angeles Times article that she had not yet seen the film and “is well-aware she may come across to some as a ‘psychotic overachiever.’ But she doesn’t mind. She’s changed a lot since the film began shooting in October 2008, she said. And for the first time in her life, she said, she’s found a place outside of the magic world where she fits in – college.”


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