Shaka Hislop has finally spoken out after his terrifying on-air collapse left fans hugely confirmed for the presenter’s welfare. The former Premier League goalkeeper was standing by the pitch, ready to provide commentary for the thrilling Real Madrid vs. AC Milan clash when the unexpected happened.
In a jaw-dropping moment, the 54-year-old suddenly tumbled over and disappeared from view, leaving viewers glued to their screens in disbelief. ESPN host Dan Thomas, who was talking to Shaka at the time, desperately tried to help him stay upright.
Medics rushed to the scene, and Hislop received immediate medical attention at the Rose Bowl on Sunday night. Concerned fans anxiously awaited news on the football icon’s health, and now he’s come forward with a much-needed update on ESPN’s Twitter account.
In a heartfelt message, Shaka expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support and love he received during this challenging time. “Listen every so often life gives you a moment to pause, and this was mine,” he revealed. The soccer star thanked his family, friends, and everyone who reached out to him in his hour of need.
“My 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,” Hislop shared, emphasising the importance of his health above all else.
He also gave a special shout-out to his ESPN family, camera operators, and the medical staff at the Rose Bowl for their prompt and professional response. Despite their occasional disagreements, he now knows that he has the unwavering support of each and every one of them.
The news of Shaka’s collapse sent shockwaves through the soccer community, with viewers and fans expressing their concerns on social media. Luckily, his health update brings a glimmer of hope, and we’re all eagerly waiting for the moment he returns back to his punditry work.
Shaka Hislop is no stranger to English football fans, having played in the Premier League for Newcastle United, West Ham and Portsmouth during the 90s/2000s. As a two-time FA Cup finalist and a fan favourite, he goes down as a goalkeeper many fondly remember during the era in which he played in.
The road to recovery appears to be positive, but one thing is for sure – football enthusiasts worldwide are standing firmly behind Shaka as he navigates this challenging time. We’re all awaiting further news on his health condition and wish him all the best.
Stay tuned for more updates on Shaka Hislop’s health and recovery. You can watch the video below: