Atlanta Hawks Announcer Bob Rathbun Convulses And Faints On Air

The team's longtime play-by-play man was "stable and responsive" when he was taken to the hospital, according to a statement.
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Atlanta Hawks announcer Bob Rathbun convulsed and lost consciousness on Monday while he and analyst Dominique Wilkins previewed the team’s NBA home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Rathbun was about to shuffle through his notes when he leaned back and began what appeared to be some sort of seizure.

Bally Sports Southeast, which airs the Hawks games, said later on Twitter that Rathbun was “treated for dehydration” and was “stable and responsive” as he headed to the hospital for “further evaluation.”

The station reported more favorable news about Rathbun on Tuesday, writing that “all tests were very favorable” and that Rathbun would likely be released from the hospital later Tuesday.

“He will return to the broadcast booth only after he is well rested and fully recovered,” the Bally Sports statement read.

Rathbun, 68, has been a broadcaster for the Hawks since 1996.

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