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Criss Angel: Poor eating, no sleep led to Las Vegas mishap

Criss Angel appears on the red carpet before the 2011 NHL Awards, in Las Vegas. Angel told ABC News a poor diet and lack of sleep for an on stage mishap on March 10, 2017, that sent him to a Las Vegas hospital. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Criss Angel appears on the red carpet before the 2011 NHL Awards, in Las Vegas. Angel told ABC News a poor diet and lack of sleep for an on stage mishap on March 10, 2017, that sent him to a Las Vegas hospital. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)  (The Associated Press)

Criss Angel is blaming a poor diet and lack of sleep for an on stage mishap that sent him to a hospital.

The 49-year-old magician was attempting a trick at his Las Vegas show Friday where he tries to escape from a straitjacket while hanging upside down. Angel lost consciousness and was lowered to the stage while the crowd looked on.

The star was rushed to the hospital and released early Saturday. He returned to the stage Saturday evening and successfully completed the trick.

He told ABC News this was the first time he lost consciousness during a show. He added that he hasn't been eating properly, has only been sleeping about two hours a night and wasn't hydrated.

A rep for the star told Entertainment Tonight of the mishap, "Criss Angel routinely performs some of the world's most dangerous illusions and escapes live on stage... He is grateful for the outpouring of love and concern from his fans around the world." 

The Associated Press contribute to this report.