Shaka Hislop collapses live on air in terrifying moment at Real Madrid vs AC Milan

Shaka Hislop collapses live on air in terrifying moment at Real Madrid vs AC Milan

During the live broadcast of the Real Madrid vs AC Milan pre-season friendly for ESPN, former Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop experienced a sudden collapse.

Hislop, renowned for his career with Newcastle United, West Ham United, and Portsmouth, has transitioned into a successful pundit in the United States following his retirement from professional soccer. The alarming incident occurred while he was on-air with his broadcasting partner, Dan Thomas, in Pasadena, California.

While speaking, Hislop appeared disoriented, staggering back and forth before eventually falling to the ground.

The crew immediately reacted with concern, cutting away from the coverage and rushing to assist him. Fortunately, it was later reported that the 54-year-old Hislop remained conscious and was able to communicate. ESPN provided a positive update, mentioning that he was “a little bit embarrassed” about the situation.

His colleague conveyed the latest information during half-time, after Hislop had received medical attention.

“That (the first half) was of course very much secondary to what happened ahead of the game,” Thomas said. “Obviously my mate Shaka is not here, but as it stands, it’s good news.

“He’s conscious, he’s talking, I think he’s a little bit embarrassed about it all. He’s apologised profusely, not a man who likes people to make a fuss of him.

“Obviously it’s too early to make any sort of diagnosis but the important thing is Shaka’s conscious and we’ve spoken to his family as well, imagine seeing that happen live, there can’t be many more things that can scare you amongst the family.

“We spoke to his wife and things are looking OK. Thank you for all your love, and as it stands, it looks like Shaka’s going to be alright.”

On the day of the game in Pasadena, the weather was warm, with temperatures in the mid-80s Fahrenheit (around 30 degrees Celsius).

As news of Shaka Hislop’s collapse spread, fans took to social media to express their concern and well-wishes for the popular former goalkeeper turned pundit, who has garnered a significant following on both sides of the Atlantic.

During the game, AC Milan took a 2-0 lead at half-time, with goals scored by Fikayo Tomori and Luka Romero. Notable players like Jude Bellingham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Christian Pulisic featured in the match, having recently moved from their previous club, Chelsea, to AC Milan.

At half-time, Real Madrid made eight changes to their lineup, while Bellingham was one of the two outfield players who played more than 45 minutes. Federico Valverde, another player who played beyond half-time, quickly scored two goals to bring Real Madrid level in the second half.

Both teams will continue their pre-season preparations, with Real Madrid facing Manchester United in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, and AC Milan staying in California to take on Italian rivals Juventus in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Shaka Hislop collapses live on air in terrifying moment at Real Madrid vs AC Milan

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