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Shaka Hislop ‘thankful’ for support after on-air collapse at Real Madrid v AC Milan game.

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Shaka Hislop Grateful for the Support Following On-Air Incident at Real Madrid vs AC Milan Match

With a history playing for West Ham, Reading, Newcastle, and Portsmouth in England, Hislop is well-known in football

Former goalkeeper for West Ham, Shaka Hislop, expressed his gratitude for the outpouring of support after he unexpectedly collapsed on-air this Sunday while in California.

Hislop, now 54, was providing analysis for US-based broadcaster ESPN when he unexpectedly tripped and fell during a pre-match interview on the field.

“I must admit, that was quite a clumsy moment,” Hislop commented in a Twitter video shared on Monday.

“These past 24 hours have been quite an experience. Life occasionally throws you a curveball that forces you to pause, and this was definitely mine,” Hislop said.

Hislop further mentioned: “My next step is to consult with top medical experts and heed their advice.

“I have an immense amount to be thankful for – my wife, my kids, my family, my loved ones, my friends, individuals I’ve interacted with over the years, even those I’ve lost touch with who have reached out either directly or indirectly – I appreciate it.”

With a record of playing 121 games for West Ham across two stints from 1998-2002 and 2005-2006 and earning 26 caps for Trinidad and Tobago, Hislop also extended his thanks to his fellow broadcasters for their assistance.

Dan Thomas, co-presenter with Hislop during the Real Madrid and AC Milan match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, promptly called for help as the broadcast went into a commercial break.

With the reported temperature in California on Sunday hitting around 30C, it remains uncertain if heat contributed to Hislop’s sudden collapse.

“I want to extend my thanks to Dan, and the entire ESPN team – from camera operators to the Rose Bowl’s medical staff, who all reacted promptly and provided me with the necessary care. Thank you,” said Hislop, who also had stints with Reading, Newcastle, and Portsmouth.

“I’ve realized now that despite our occasional disagreements, I can count on the full support from each one of you. I’m eager to return and continue doing what I love the most.”

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Shaka Hislop On-Air Collapse

Who is Shaka Hislop?

Shaka Hislop is a former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for clubs like West Ham, Reading, Newcastle, and Portsmouth. He also won 26 caps for Trinidad and Tobago. Post-retirement, Hislop worked as a football analyst for various broadcasters, including ESPN.

What happened to Shaka Hislop during the Real Madrid vs AC Milan game?

While providing pitch-side analysis for the Real Madrid vs AC Milan game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, Shaka Hislop experienced an on-air collapse. His co-presenter, Dan Thomas, quickly called for medical assistance.

How did Hislop respond to the incident?

After his collapse, Hislop released a Twitter video expressing his gratitude for the outpouring of support. He mentioned his intent to seek medical advice regarding the incident. Hislop also acknowledged his ESPN colleagues, the Rose Bowl medical staff, and all who have reached out to him.

Was the heat a factor in Hislop’s collapse?

The temperatures in California on the day of the incident were around 30C. However, it’s unclear whether the heat played a role in Hislop’s collapse.

What is Hislop’s next plan?

Hislop’s immediate plan is to seek medical opinion about his health condition. He expressed eagerness to return to his work as a football analyst, acknowledging the support of his ESPN colleagues, and expressing his love for the work.

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SoccerLover23 July 25, 2023 - 7:12 am

wudn’t hav expected this from a former pro like Hislop. Hope it ain’t anything serious and he gets back on his feet soon! Stay strong, mate!

FootballFanatic July 25, 2023 - 9:08 am

Blimey! Shaka’s one tough man! hats off to him for handling the situation so calmly… Just proves that life throws curveballs at us when we least expect it! Stay strong Hislop!!

JamesPorter July 25, 2023 - 9:26 am

didn’t know he was such a class act, kudos to Dan Thomas for calling for help ASAP! Sending good vibes your way, Shaka!! Looking forward to seeing you back on ESPN.

SportEnthusiast July 25, 2023 - 9:42 pm

thank god he’s okay. this should be a reminder to all of us, athletes or not, to take care of our health. God bless, Hislop, waiting for you to be back on screen buddy!

MikeLad91 July 25, 2023 - 10:11 pm

Wow, that must have been a scary moment for Shaka! Glad he’s okay and ready to seek medical help… this shows how crucial it is to take our health seriously.


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