ESPN’s Shaka Hislop Gives Update After Collapsing On Live TV

Videos by OutKick

ESPN soccer analyst and longtime player Shaka Hislop had a scary scene, live on television, when he suddenly collapsed before his broadcast partner, Dan Thomas.

Speaking from the Rose Bowl on Sunday, Hislop suddenly passed out and fell to his face while previewing a friendly match between AC Milan and Real Madrid.


The 54-year-old relayed an update on his status.

NORWICH, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 2: Shaka Hislop of Portsmouth organises his defence during the Barclays Premiership match between Norwich City and Portsmouth on October 2, 2004 at Carrow Road, Norwich, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Dortmund, GERMANY: Trinidad and Tobago’s goalkeeper Shaka Hislop gestures during the 2006 World Cup group B football game Trinidad and Tobago vs. Sweden, 10 June 2006 at Dortmund stadium. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP via Getty Images)

On Monday, ESPN FC tweeted a video of Hislop giving the update. He announced that he’s recovering from the medical scare and is eager to get back to broadcasting, also thanking Dan Thomas and crew for providing medical attention at the time.

No details were provided on what provoked Hislop’s sudden fainting.

Hislop said, โ€œWell, that was awkward. What a 24 hours this has been. Listen, every so often life gives you a moment to pause, and this was mine.โ€ 


โ€œMy response now has to be to seek out the best medical opinion that I can get and listen to what my doctors have to say.โ€

Dan Thomas was evidently shocked during the live on-air scene. After the commercial break, Thomas shared that Hislop woke up shortly after passing out.

Hislop played goalie for 15 years before joining ESPN as an analyst in 2008. He represented Trinidad and Tobago in the 2006 World Cup.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – MAY 16: Former Newcastle goalkeeper Shaka Hislop before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St. James Park on May 16, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Follow Alejandro Avila on Twitter: @AlejandroAveela
Check us out on TikTok

Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.

Leave a Reply