(SNews) – Viewers were left stunned when ESPN soccer analyst Shaka Hislop collapsed suddenly during a live broadcast on Sunday night.

Hislop is said to be recovering after the unsettling moment.

The former goalie fell toward co-host Dan Thomas while discussing AC Milan’s friendly with Real Madrid on the field at the Rose Bowl.

“Shak! Shak! We need some help,” an unnerved Thomas was heard yelling on the broadcast.

“We need medical!”

The broadcast quickly cut to a commercial as medical personnel attended to the 54-year-old soccer star.


Thomas tweeted after kickoff that Hislop was conscious and in the care of medics.

He provided an optimistic update for fans.

“My mate Shaka, not here, but as it stands, it’s good news,” Thomas said.

“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.”

“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.

“We spoke to his wife and things are looking OK.”