Concerns about Pam Oliver’s health arose during the Lions-Vikings game, with fans noting her seeming state of being ‘off’ in a particular video clip. Despite being one of the best NFL sideline reporters, even seasoned professionals like Oliver encounter health challenges that affect their work.
Oliver has faced observations of slurring words during games, a condition she addressed in a November 2021 interview. She disclosed that she suffers from migraine headaches, a health issue that has been a longstanding challenge for her.
“I’ve had several [migraines] over the course of the football season,” Oliver explained. “For example, I’ve gone from averaging 5-6 a month down to averaging 3 a month. I consider that being lucky. They’re very debilitating for me. They’ve been a problem for a very, very long time. It’s caused me to miss a few games over the span of my career because I just couldn’t take the noise and the light and the sickness that comes with that. The nausea and the vomiting.”
Pam Oliver, a fixture on NFL sidelines since her debut with Fox Sports in 1995, is currently in her 29th season with the network in the 2023 NFL season. Having collaborated with broadcasting legends such as Pat Summerall, John Madden, Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Kevin Burkhardt, and John Lynch, Oliver’s enduring career is a testament to her professionalism.
Wishing Pam Oliver the best of health in her continued endeavors.