The 58-year-old collapsed Tuesday on the Albuquerque set the place ‘Better Call Saul’ is taking pictures its sixth and closing season
“Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk had a “heart related incident” when he collapsed on the present’s New Mexico set, and his situation is steady as he recovers at a hospital, his representatives mentioned Wednesday.
“We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident,” the assertion mentioned. “He and his family would like to express gratitude for the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, as well as his cast, crew and producers who have stayed by his side. The Odenkirks would also like to thank everyone for the outpouring of well wishes and ask for their privacy at this time as Bob works on his recovery.”
Odenkirk collapsed Tuesday on the Albuquerque set the place the “Breaking Bad” spin-off is taking pictures its sixth and closing season. Crew members referred to as an ambulance that took the 58-year-old actor to a neighborhood hospital.
Shortly earlier than the assertion was launched, Odenkirk’s son Nate, the elder of his two kids, tweeted, “He’s going to be OK.”
The sixth season of the spin-off prequel to “Breaking Bad” is ready to air on AMC subsequent 12 months. Both exhibits have been shot in and principally set in Albuquerque.
“Bob is someone we have known and been lucky enough to work with for a long time,” AMC mentioned in an announcement Wednesday evening. “The immediate outpouring of affection and concern from fans around the world is a clear reflection of his immense talents and ability to both move and entertain people. Like everyone else, we are so grateful to know he is in stable condition and receiving excellent care. We are holding him close in our thoughts and wishing for a fast and full recovery.”
Odenkirk has been nominated for 4 Emmys for enjoying the title character, a down-on-his-luck lawyer named Jimmy McGill who turns into more and more corrupt and adopts the pseudonym Saul Goodman, the “criminal lawyer” who appeared in dozens of episodes of “Breaking Bad.”
Michael McKean, Odenkirk’s co-star who performed his brother on the “Better Call Saul,” was amongst many wishing Odenkirk effectively on social media throughout an anxious evening and day the place little information past his collapse and hospitalization was launched.
“Sending huge love to our @mrbobodenkirk,” McKean tweeted. “You got this, brother.”
Odenkirk’s “Breaking Bad” co-stars additionally confirmed their love and concern.
“Today I woke up to news that has made me anxious all morning,” Bryan Cranston mentioned on Instagram, together with a photograph of himself with Odenkirk. “Please take a moment in your day today to think about him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way.”
Cranston’s co-star Aaron Paul posted an Instagram image of Odenkirk with the caption, “I love you my friend.”
Before the “Saul” function, which he additionally performed on “Breaking Bad,” Odenkirk was greatest recognized for “Mr. Show With Bob and David,” the sketch comedy collection he co-created with David Cross that initially aired on HBO from 1995 to 1998.
On Tuesday evening, Cross tweeted, “Bob is one of the strongest people I know both physically and spiritually. He WILL get through this.”
Odenkirk has received two Emmys, for his writing on “The Ben Stiller Show” and on “Saturday Night Live.”
He has additionally appeared on HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show” and within the movies “The Post,” “Little Women” and “Nobody.”