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Soccer fans were shocked when sports analyst Shaka Hislop collapsed on the air while covering a soccer match for ESPN on Monday (July 24).

According to reports, Hislop is recovering after he collapsed during the pre-game of a match between Real Madrid vs AC Milan on Sunday.

The former goalie was discussing AC Milan’s game with co-host Dan Thomas at the Rose Bowl when he suddenly stumbled backwards, lost consciousness and fell forward on the ground.

“Shak! Shak! We need some help! We need medical!” a frightened Thomas yelled.

Thomas said afterward that Hislop was awake, alert, and is in the care of medics.

“Obviously, my mate Shaka, not here, but as it stands, it’s good news,” Thomas said in a video. “He’s conscious, he’s talking. I think he’s a little embarrassed about it all, he’s apologized profusely. Not a man who likes people to make a fuss of him.”

Hislop is the latest journalist to faint while live on the air or die suddenly since 2020. Hislop is being medically tested for the usual suspects: stroke, blood clots, and myocarditis.

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Hislop and his wife, Desha, have five children. According to The NY Post, he previously played soccer in the Premier League, as well as MLS’ FC Dallas during a 15-year professional career that ended in 2007.

He also played Internationally for Trinidad and Tobago during the 2006 World Cup, according to The Post.