I think the last thing that would stop collapse would be time itself. The singularity and event horizon are actually the asymptotic limit of collapse and gravity as time approaches infinity, but then if Hawking radiation occurs in a finite (though immensly large) amount of time, then that infinite limit cannot be reached. Infalling matter has its time slowed down to the outside observers, like in a black hole, but then end up frozen in time until that distant future where they are emitted off as Hawking radiation. I don't know why more theorists, who all seem to accept Hawking radiation now, don't realize it conflicts with the infinities of event horizons and singularities.

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