Former Newcastle United goalkeeper speaks out after fainting on TV coverage of Real Madrid vs AC Milan
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"That was awkward," Hislop said in a video on Twitter on Monday.
"What a 24 hours this has been. Every so often life gives you a moment to pause and this was mine."
"There is so much I have to be thankful for - wife, children, family, loved ones, friends, people I have shared space with over the years and have lost touch with for whatever reason and who have reached out either directly or indirectly - thank you."
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Hislop played for Newcastle United between 1995 and 1998, making a total of 71 appearances for the club. He has been working in the US media market since 2008 after ending his playing career in Dallas.