Former West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop collapsed live on air during a broadcast. The incident occurred before the neutral fixture between Real Madrid and AC Milan in California, where Hislop was serving as a commentator for ESPN.
The 54-year-old sports analyst stumbled and fell to the ground while conducting an interview at the Rose Bowl. His colleague, Dan Thomas, quickly stepped in to assist him, and ESPN promptly transitioned to a commercial break. It was later revealed that Hislop took approximately 30 minutes to recover from the collapse and was able to stand on his feet again.
The video of Hislop’s collapse quickly spread across social media platforms like Twitter and Reddit, sparking widespread concern about his health. Fans expressed their worry and sent prayers for his speedy recovery.
Dan Thomas kept the public updated on Hislop’s condition through a series of tweets. He confirmed that Hislop was conscious and being attended to by medical professionals. Thomas also shared that Hislop was a bit embarrassed by the incident and had apologized profusely, despite not being one to enjoy the attention.
In the midst of this alarming incident, the match between Real Madrid and AC Milan proceeded. Madrid managed to make a comeback from a 2-0 deficit to win the friendly game 3-2. Despite the excitement of the game, the focus remained on Hislop’s health, with fans continuing to send well-wishes and prayers for his quick recovery.
As of now, there is no further update on Hislop’s health. However, the outpouring of support from fans and colleagues alike is a testament to his popularity and the respect he commands in the world of football.