He also holds multiple world-records made during his magic performances, and was named Magician of the Decade in 2009 and Magician of the Century in 2010 by the International Magicians Society.
In addition to his career as an illusionist, Angel was the lead singer for his industrial band Angeldust, which released five albums between 19.
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.
Clare's Hospital and treated for severe dehydration.
According to Biography Channel, "Angel hit the road and began touring with other traveling performance acts.
He reported afterwards that he had suffered from overheating, jaw fatigue, and semi-consciousness while in the tank.
The special aired again on December 24, 2002 on Channel 4 in the UK.
He has said, "If somebody's doing that for entertainment purposes, that's one thing.
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.
He fasted for 24 hours before the performance to make it through the period without need to exit and use the washroom. After the trick he was required to remove his own shackles and chains before exiting the water.