Todd McShay stepping away from ESPN to focus on health after viewers express concern

ESPN reporter Todd McShay is taking time away from his work to focus on his health, days after viewers expressed concern after his appearance during the Alabama-Miami game.

Todd McShay is taking some time away from his work at ESPN to focus on his health.

The veteran ESPN employee who is famous for his work on the NFL Draft and during the college football season as an on-field analyst/sideline reporter had viewers showing concern for him during the Alabama-Miami game on Saturday afternoon.

McShay appeared to deliver a report on Alabama offensive tackle and top draft prospect Evan Neal when viewers noticed something not quite right. Several tweets expressed some concern about his health and well-being.

“I am going to take some time away to focus on my health and my family,” McShay tweeted. “Thank you ESPN for being so supportive and for all the well wishes – I can’t wait to be back on the sidelines soon.”

Todd McShay stepping aside from ESPN work to focus on health

McShay previously was hospitalized after battling the coronavirus and had to leave a broadcast last fall for an unspecified reason.

McShay revealed things got really dark when he was hospitalized in May of last year.

“I got really dark in the hospital,” McShay said. “I knew the draft was going on and I couldn’t watch it. I didn’t watch the draft until Saturday night. I woke up late that night and there was a re-air and I started watching it then because I knew it was over. For whatever reason, I couldn’t watch the draft knowing that I wasn’t a part of it, wasn’t on it, and I felt like I was letting everyone down.”

Several media members sent their best wishes to Todd McShay

Let us be the lates to wish nothing but the best to McShay and hope he’ll get right and the time away from work will allow him to regain his health and get to a better spot physically and mentally. When he is able to do so, his return to his role on ESPN will be received incredibly well.

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