After his deployment to Afghanistan, Steel Johnson found a new passion in the art of deception and magic tricks. He decided to pursue the new career path after being in the Royal Marines for 10 years. His decision would lead him to perform for celebrities and Her Royal Highness Princess Anne. Johnson said that while he was fascinated with magic tricks since he was a child, he pushed the idea away because it wasn’t considered “cool.” He also commented on how performing helps him cope with the traumatizing events he witnessed when he was deployed, and he encourages other veterans to find a passion that contributes to their healing process.
The Crossroads of Special Operations