There was a rather scary moment during a recent ESPN soccer broadcast.
Soccer analyst Shaka Hislop was doing a segment with co-host Daniel Thomas when something went terribly wrong.
Hislop passed out, live on the air, just tilting forward and crashing into the turf, reported KTLA.
The moment was captured on live TV, as noted above.
At first, it seemed like maybe Hislop had lost his balance or something to that effect, but it became evident very quickly that he was not right.
Suddenly, he appeared as though he was on a ship in very violent waters, then he just tipped…
ESPN Analyst Shaka Hislop, 54, collapsed on live television yesterday during a soccer game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
— T🦅🇺🇸🐊 (@Floridagirl0850) July 25, 2023
Thomas immediately called for help, as you heard, and the medics took care of Hislop right away.
Considering the match was in California, heat exhaustion was the immediate assumption by most people.
Hislop updated fans the next day, stating, “Well, that was awkward. What a 24 hours this has been.
“Listen, every so often, life gives you moment to pause, and this was mine. There’s so much I have to be thankful for, my wife, kids, family, loved ones, friends.
“People I’ve shared a space with over the years and have lost touch with for whatever reason and have reached out either directly or indirectly, thank you.
“My response now has to be to seek out the best medical opinion I can get and listen to what my doctors have to say,” reported the Daily Wire.
Shaka Hislop gives an update on his condition 🙏 pic.twitter.com/qoLxYZJfjj
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 24, 2023
Prior to joining ESPN, Hislop was a professional soccer player for West Ham, Newcastle, and Portsmouth.
He also played for two national teams, Trinidad and Tobago.
They still have not posted the cause of the collapse, but, hopefully, Hislop will be fine.