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

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

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.

England midfielder Jude Bellingham make his debut for Madrid as they came from 2-0 down to win 3-2.

Everything you need to know about your Premier League team banner

BBC Sport banner footer

- Advertisement -

Discover

Sponsor

Latest

Royal Mail delivers letter addressed to ‘woman in Cornwall shed’on June 30, 2021 at 6:17 pm

The note to an author "near a village 21 miles from Land's End" finds its intended recipient.image copyrightCatrina DaviesAn author has praised Royal Mail...

Oscars condemns Will Smith slap and launches reviewon March 28, 2022 at 7:40 pm

The Oscars film academy says it "condemns" the slapping of Chris Rock and launches a formal review.The Oscars film academy has said it "condemns"...

Mexico tightens ban on smoking in public placeson January 15, 2023 at 1:49 am

The step, approved in 2021, means the country now has one of the world's strictest anti-tobacco laws.The step, approved in 2021, means the country...

Travel firms confident they can bounce back in 2022on March 17, 2022 at 12:15 am

Despite the threat of higher airline ticket prices, the industry is still upbeat as bookings are rising.

Outdoor civil weddings and partnerships here to stayon March 15, 2022 at 12:08 am

Non-religious ceremonies in England and Wales were first allowed outside during the pandemic.