Viewers were left stunned when ESPN soccer analyst Shaka Hislop collapsed suddenly during a live broadcast on Sunday night.
Hislop is said to be recovering after the unsettling moment.
The former goalie fell toward co-host Dan Thomas while discussing AC Milan’s friendly with Real Madrid on the field at the Rose Bowl.
“Shak! Shak! We need some help,” an unnerved Thomas was heard yelling on the broadcast.
“We need medical!”
The broadcast quickly cut to a commercial as medical personnel attended to the 54-year-old soccer star.
Ojo a lo que le ocurrió al ex jugador y ahora analista de la ESPN Shaka Hislop en la previa del Real Madrid – AC Milan.
📌Sus compañeros informaron un rato después de que estaba ‘consciente y hablaba’💪🏼.pic.twitter.com/y3yb2U98Vw
— La cara B del futbol (@lacarabdeporte) July 24, 2023
Thomas tweeted after kickoff that Hislop was conscious and in the care of medics.
He provided an optimistic update for fans.
“My mate Shaka, not here, but as it stands, it’s good news,” Thomas said.
“He’s conscious, he’s talking.
“I think he’s a little embarrassed about it all, he’s apologized profusely.
“Not a man who likes people to make a fuss of him.”
“Obviously far too early to make any sort of diagnosis, but the important thing is, that Shaka’s conscious and we spoke to his family as well because you imagine seeing that happen live.
“We spoke to his wife and things are looking OK.”
Dan Thomas gave an update on Shaka Hislop’s condition.
Shaka is “conscious and talking” and has been tended to by medics 🙏 pic.twitter.com/B3mlEsxUfw
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 24, 2023
Hislop, who has five children with his wife Desha, played in the UK’s Premier League for Reading, Newcastle United, West Ham, and Portsmouth.
He also played in the United States for MLS’s FC Dallas.
During a 15-year professional career that ended in 2007, he also played Internationally for Trinidad and Tobago during the 2006 World Cup.
The London native joined ESPN’s coverage as an analyst in 2008 and is a contributor to ESPN FC.