Shaka Hislop, a former football player who now serves as an analyst for ESPN, collapsed during a live pregame broadcast Sunday at the Rose Bowl.
Hislop and co-host Dan Thomas appeared on air before a friendly match between AC Milan and Real Madrid. During the live segment, Hislop can be seen staggering before losing his balance and slumping forward. Thomas calls out his name before saying, “We need help.”
Thomas later took to Twitter to give an update: “Shaka is conscious. The doctors are taking care of him.”
Thomas then appeared on the air at halftime of the game to give another update.
“As it stands, it’s good news,” Thomas told viewers. He is aware; He’s talking. I think he’s a little embarrassed about it all. He has apologized profusely. [He’s] he is not a man who likes people to make fun of him. Obviously, [it’s] too soon to make any kind of diagnosis, but the important thing is that Shaka is conscious. And we also talked to her family, because you can imagine seeing that live, there can’t be many more things that can scare you among the family ”.
Thomas added that they had spoken to Hislop’s wife and “things are looking good.”
Hislop, 54, is a retired goalkeeper who played professionally between 1992 and 2007. The Briton is best known for his time with Newcastle United, but he also played for Reading, Portsmouth, West Ham United and FC Dallas. He also played internationally for Trinidad and Tobago, including in the country’s first World Cup appearance in 2006.