Atlanta Hawks Announcer Suffers On-Air Medical Emergency

Atlanta Hawks Announcer Suffers On-Air Medical Emergency

Sportscaster Bob Rathbun suffered an on-air medical emergency during an Atlanta Hawks basketball game. Rathbun slowly slumped in his chair and then started to convulse while commentating on the game. As Rathbun loses consciousness, someone off-camera reaches in to help him as the camera cuts away. His rep said in a statement to Inside Edition that the 68-year-old announcer “briefly lost consciousness on the court.” “Emergency medical professionals on-site quickly treated Rathbun for dehydration,” the statement continued.

You may also like...

25 Responses

  1. Deep Meditation Music says:

    Poor man, I am glad he is fine. Well done to the emergency medical professionals for their quick response.

  2. Alex Johnson says:

    As a Hawks fan who watches every game I always enjoy Bob Rathbun and his insights and hope he has a quick and safe recovery!

  3. yo yo yo want sum chicken 2 go says:

    I have epilepsy and when you wake up aware after convulsing you feel so embarrassed. I can’t imagine waking up seeing it on tv. Poor man. I hope they figure out why this happened hoping for healthy speedy recovery Bob❤️❤️❤️🙏

    • The Bashful One says:

      I have epilepsy myself and it’s very uncomfortable when you’re aware of it happening. I had one in my basement and my eyes were still working and I still knew where I was but all you can do is talk to yourself in your mind and wait out the seizure.

    • Wendy Ross says:

      After both of my seizures I didn’t know name and also wet myself luckily I was surrounded by the best colleagues ever who were trained in first aid. They had my back and the ambulance was quick too. God bless and get well soon 🙌 🙏 🤍🤍💙💙🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

    • Michael S. says:

      Don’t feel embarrassed about something like that. When I was a kid I was the second worst medical case in western NY. I would pass out and nobody knew why. Till they did a tilt table test and my heart stopped. And found out I have what’s called vasovagal syncope. Not exactly the same as a seizure. But it would cause me to straight up pass out all the time. My blood pressure wasn’t regulating itself right. My heart rate was 30 to 40 beats per minute and when I would sleep it dropped to 20 to 30. The doctors used to joke with me and say “well you have no heart rate so you must be dead”. I became such a liability at school from just randomly dropping, I had to be homeschooled for awhile because the school didn’t want me there. Long story short, I stopped caring what other people thought about my medical condition. I even defied all odds and overcame that health issue and was later able to join the Army and serve for almost 10 years. The doctors told me if I didn’t take a beta blocker all my life that I would need a pace maker by my late 20s. I don’t know how I defied the odds and overcame it all but I’m grateful. Occasionally I’ll get symptoms that warn me I might pass out, like extreme dizziness. But I haven’t blacked out since my teen years. Because I’ll know I need to lay flat or I’m passing out. Just don’t feel bad about something you can’t control. It’s not worth getting upset over.

    • Nancy Patancy says:

      I’ve witnessed 2 grand mal seizures and it is frightening. It makes me sad that someone would feel embarrassed about that but I understand. I can guarantee you that nobody who witnesses such an episode feels anything other than great empathy for that person. Let’s just keep embarrassment for those times when we act like total jerks 🤗

    • yep 1776 says:

      I hear you poop your pants, right there in front of women and children.

  4. nonabliss says:

    I’m glad Mr. Rathbun is okay. That was scary to watch. I hope he will recover 100%.

  5. Mr. Majestic XIII Blackrose says:

    It looks like he was having a stroke. Glad to hear he is doing ok. He needs to takes a good vacation and get away from the everyday hustle of work.

    I always told my Solders in the Army, “you have to walk away from for a few and/or take leave, and if your not taking a break, I will make sure you get one”

  6. JSY says:

    I had a brain aneurysm in 2010 and the paramedics told my wife I was severely dehydrated. There is more going with this man. God bless him 🙏🏾

  7. Daniel Wong says:

    best wishes to Bob, he’s a legend.

  8. iamjustin _20 says:

    They lying. That is not just ” Losing consciousness.” He potentially had a stroke, seizure, or an aneurysm.

  9. Shawnee Tate says:

    Glad he’s doing much better!🙏🏽♥️

  10. Slim Reap Drew says:

    Get well Bob!, never misses a game, get back soon 💪🏽

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *