(ReliableNews.org) – There’s a shake-up happening in European soccer right now. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) F.C., which recently lost Lionel Messi, permitted a Saudi Arabian club to negotiate with Kylian Mbappé. Before PSG accepted the bid, they left the star out of their pre-season tour. An ESPN host started discussing what was going on at the Rose Bowl when something terrible happened.
During a pre-game segment at the Real Madrid vs. AC Milan game in Pasadena, California, Shaka Hislop and Dan Thomas began talking about the drama. Suddenly, Hislop began wobbling and suddenly fell over. Thomas shouted his name and then yelled for help.
Shortly after the incident, Thomas tweeted that his co-host was conscious and being looked at by medical personnel.
Shaka is conscious. The medics are looking after him.
— Dan Thomas (@DanThomasESPN) July 24, 2023
Commentator Adrian Healey addressed the situation during the match and said they’d been told Hislop was okay. Thomas later followed up during halftime, saying his friend was doing much better. His family was obviously frightened after witnessing their loved one collapse, but Hislop’s wife told the ESPN crew that he was doing okay.
ESPN reported Hislop released a video statement on July 24 saying, “Well, that was awkward,” about his on-air collapse. He told his supporters he was thankful for his family, and the incident gave him a moment to pause. Hislop explained he’s listening to his doctor and seeking answers about what happened. In the meantime, he wanted to thank everyone who helped him.
The on-air incident occurred approximately six months after Damar Hamlin, a safety for the Buffalo Bills, collapsed during a football game on live television. The NFL player suffered a rare cardiac arrest after taking a hit during the game. Fortunately, the medics at the game were able to revive him and take him to the hospital. He is now fully recovered and getting ready to play in the new season.
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