shaka hislopThe espn The analyst and former soccer player who fainted during pre-game coverage of the match between Real Madrid and AC Milan at the Rose Bowl on Sunday gave an update on his condition today, saying he would “take the best medical opinion I can get and listen to what my doctors have to say.”;
In a brief video message posted on social media (watch it below), Hislop says, “Okay, it was weird. Have these been 24 hours. Listen, life sometimes gives you a moment to stop, and it was mine.
Hislop, 54, who collapsed while chatting with his ESPN co-host Dan Thomas, says, “My response now is to seek the best medical opinion I can get and listen to what my doctors have to say.”
Hislop then goes on to thank his family, friends and co-workers who arrived after the incident. He also thanked Thomas, “my ESPN family”, the camera operators and the Rose Bowl medical staff.
“I now know that I have the full support of each and every one of you, even when we argue and disagree,” he says. “I look forward to getting back to doing what I enjoy doing the most. see you in a bit.”
In a written message accompanying the video on Instagram, Hislop added an addendum: “A few hours after recording this message I learned of the passing of Trevor Francis and Chris Bart Williams, a player I knew, played against and coached with at Quinnipiac. When life gives you a reason to stop, accept it, be grateful for it. I hate the experience of being talked about. But I’ve never been more appreciative of collective support. Thank you each and every one of you. I am grateful.”