Then assistants pulled a black curtain over the 220-gallon (832-liter) chamber to block the view of television cameras and about 100 people gathered outside the window in which he was displayed.Under cover, Angel apparently escaped from the shackles that bound his arms, legs and neck, before pulling himself from the watery chamber with a celebratory scream." Upon successfully completing the trick, he was described as having "skin crinkled and his eyes bloodshot", and upon emerging from the tank he was taken to St.

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When not performing the show, Angel worked the streets promoting the show to pedestrians.

This performance would also become a part of his first television special.

But if they claim to be communicating with the dead, I don't care if they're from my hometown, I don't care if they're my family members: I'll expose them and tell them what they really are." In August 2002, Angel spent 24 hours shackled underwater in a phone booth-sized water torture cell near the WWE entertainment store in New York's Times Square, WWE corporation being the owners of the World Underground Theatre where Angel had been performing his stage show.

To prepare for the trick, he practiced in a neighbor's backyard swimming pool next to his mother's house in East Meadow, New York.

Within an hour, his skin began to react substantially to the water.

At the end of the performance, according to Ted Shaffrey, "Before he emerged from the phone-booth sized contraption of clear plastic and steel, Angel yanked out the air hose that allowed him to breathe.

In addition to his career as an illusionist, Angel was the lead singer for his industrial band Angeldust, which released five albums between 19.

He also authored the book Mindfreak: Secret Revelations.

Angel has also been known to actively discourage a belief in mediumship, stating that there is no way for mediums to speak with people beyond the dead.

He has said, "If somebody's doing that for entertainment purposes, that's one thing.

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