Former West Ham goalkeeper Hislop ‘conscious’ after on-air collapseon July 24, 2023 at 6:10 am

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Former West Ham goalkeeper turned TV pundit Shaka Hislop is recovering after collapsing on air in California.

Former goalkeeper Shaka Hislop

The 54-year-old was working as an analyst for US broadcaster ESPN.

He stumbled and fell to the ground face forwards during a pre-match pitch-side interview at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Dan Thomas, presenting alongside Hislop, called for assistance as the channel cut for a commercial break.

Temperatures in California on Sunday were reported to be about 30C, but it is unclear if heat was a factor in Hislop’s collapse.

In an update at half-time, Thomas said: “My mate, Shaka, not here, but as it stands, it’s good news.

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

“Obviously far too early to make any sort of diagnosis, but the important thing is that Shaka’s conscious and we spoke to his family as well, because you imagine seeing that happen live.”

Hislop played 121 games for West Ham in two spells from 1998 to 2002 and 2005 to 2006. He won 26 caps for Trinidad and Tobago.

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