by Andrew Dalton | The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk had a “heart-related incident” when he collapsed on the show’s New Mexico set, and is in stable condition as he recovers in a hospital, his representatives said. said on Wednesday.
“We can confirm that Bob is in stable condition after suffering a heart-related incident,” the statement said. “He and his family would like to express their gratitude to the incredible doctors and nurses caring for him, as well as to his cast, crew and producers who have been with him. Odenkirk would also like to thank everyone for the well wishes and ask for their privacy at this time as Bob works on his recovery. “
Odenkirk collapsed Tuesday on the Albuquerque set where the “Breaking Bad” spin-off is shooting its sixth and final season. The crew members called an ambulance which took the 58-year-old actor to a local hospital.
Shortly before the statement was released, Odenkirk’s son Nate, the eldest of their two children, tweeted, “He is going to be fine.”
The sixth season of the “Breaking Bad” spin-off prequel is set to air on AMC next year. Both shows were shot and mostly set in Albuquerque.
An email sent to a representative of AMC seeking further information or comment was not immediately returned.
Odenkirk is nominated for four Emmys for playing the title character, a down-on-luck lawyer named Jimmy McGill who becomes increasingly corrupt and adopts the pseudonym Saul Goodman, a “criminal lawyer” who Appeared in dozens of episodes of “Breaking”. bad.”
Michael McCain, Odenkirk’s co-star who played his brother in “Better Call Saul”, was among those wishing Odenkirk on social media during a worrying night and day, where his collapse and hospitalization led to Beyond short stories were released.
“Sending so much love to our @mrbobodenkirk,” McCain tweeted. “You got it, brother.”
Odenkirk’s “Breaking Bad” co-stars also showed their love and concern.
“I woke up today to the news that has worried me all morning,” Bryan Cranston said on Instagram with a photo of himself with Odenkirk. “Please take some time out of your day to think about him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way.”
Cranston’s co-star Aaron Paul posted an Instagram photo of Odenkirk with the caption, “I love you my friend.”
Prior to the role of “Saul,” which he also played in “Breaking Bad,” Odenkirk was cast in “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” the sketch comedy series she co-produced with David Cross, originally aired on HBO from 1995 to 1998.
On Tuesday night, Cross tweeted, “Bob is one of the strongest people I know both physically and spiritually. He will recover from this.”
Odenkirk has won two Emmys for his writings on “The Ben Stiller Show” and “Saturday Night Live”.
He has also appeared in HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show” and the films “The Post,” “Little Woman” and “Nobody.”