Melbourne Victory Star Suffers Panic Attack While Appearing Live On ABC

The bright lights of live television aren’t for everyone, even in industries where media obligations are part of the job. A live TV set is an intimidating place at the best of times, and that this kind of thing hasn’t happened more often is something of a miracle in and of itself.

Melbourne Victory star Mitch Austin made a brief appearance on ABC earlier this morning, abruptly walking off set shortly after the interview with presenter Georgie Tunny began, reportedly suffering the onset of a panic attack.

Footage of the incident shows a slightly taken aback Tunny gamely moving on with the broadcast, as fellow presenters watched Austin leave.

Once the situation became clear, the ABC respectfully explained the situation to viewers, drawing praise on social media from fans who also extended well-wishes to Austin.

Austin is reportedly ok, and described the incident as a one-off.

The 26-year-old is still set to line up for the Victory in their A-League season opener this coming weekend against Sydney FC.