Glenn Hoddle chose the worst possible time to drop off the line when speaking to talkSPORT’s Sports Breakfast show.
In a hilarious moment, the 61-year-old went silent when asked about his health, much to the horror of co-host Ally McCoist.
Hoddle has made a full recovery since suffering a cardiac arrest at the BT Sport studios in October.
But McCoist was left anxious by the lack of response from the Tottenham legend.
“Whatever you do Glenn, please give us a call back,” the Scotsman joked.
“Holy smokes, I can’t relax.”
After a few minutes, Hoddle phoned back, and McCoist could not contain his relief.
“Glenn, you’ve got no idea how glad we are to have you back,” he said.
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“I could not take another bit of my bacon. I was beside myself, Glenn.”
Listen to the full clip above.
Rio Ferdinand experience a similar moment of panic when he celebrated Tottenham’s stunning victory over Ajax earlier this season.
After watching Lucas Moura’s last-gasp heroics, Hoddle told fellow former Tottenham star Gary Lineker: “I’ve never been happier.
“I’m so glad I’m still around to see this.
“Being a Spurs fan from when I was eight years old, what a proud moment this is.”