An ESPN analyst collapsed live on-air Sunday during a soccer pre-game show, prompting his co-anchor to call for help as he attempted to aid his fellow broadcaster.
The incident happened Sunday in Pasadena, California, ahead of the Rose Bowl face-off between the Real Madrid and AC Milan soccer clubs.
ESPN host Dan Thomas was talking to anchor and former soccer player Shaka Hislop, 54, when Hislop’s knees started to buckle and he suddenly stumbled onto the floor.
Just a few hours ago former Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop collapsed on live TV.
Happening wayyyyy to often recently don’t you think? 🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/9ZrRdoG37t
— aussie17 (@_aussie17) July 24, 2023
Hislop was eventually helped off the pitch by medics, according to reports.
Shaka is conscious. The medics are looking after him.
— Dan Thomas (@DanThomasESPN) July 24, 2023
Host Dan Thomas gives an encouraging update on longtime ESPN analyst Shaka Hislop, who passed out live on-air during AC Milan-Real Madrid pregame coverage. pic.twitter.com/3y256pu6W2
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) July 24, 2023