- Bob Odenkirk has been hospitalized after collapsing on set, sources report.
- The actor was said to be filming a scene for “Better Call Saul.”
- On Wednesday, Odenkirk’s reps said he was stable after experiencing a “heart related incident.”
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Bob Odenkirk was hospitalized after collapsing on the set of his AMC show “Better Call Saul.”
TMZ first reported that the actor was filming a scene for the “Breaking Bad” spinoff in New Mexico on Tuesday when he collapsed. Odenkirk was taken to the hospital immediately.
The original report said Odenkirk has remained in the hospital since the incident. On Wednesday evening, the actor’s representatives sent a statement to Insider saying Odenkirk was “in stable condition.”
“We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident,” the statement said. “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’s son also tweeted “He’s going to be okay.”
-Nate Odenkirk (@birthdaynate) July 28, 2021
Odenkirk’s “Breaking Bad” costar Bryan Cranston shared a message of support on Instagram along with a photo of him and Odenkirk.
“Today I woke up to news that has made me anxious all morning,” Cranston wrote. “My friend, Bob Odenkirk collapsed last night on the set of Better Call Saul.”
After explaining to followers that Odenkirk is in an Albuquerque, New Mexico, hospital “receiving the medical attention he needs,” Cranston encouraged his followers to keep his former costar in their thoughts, since Odenkirk’s condition is “not known to the public as yet.”
“Please take a moment in your day today to think about him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way, thank you,” Cranston concluded.
Odenkirk’s “Mr. Show” cocreator and costar David Cross also made a statement about Odenkirk on Twitter.
“I will share what I know when I can but Bob is one of the strongest people I know both physically and spiritually,” the “Arrested Development” star wrote. “He WILL get through this.”
-david cross✍ (@davidcrosss) July 28, 2021
Odenkirk began his career writing for “Saturday Night Live” in the late ’80s and early ’90s, and has appeared on “How I Met Your Mother,” “Roseanne,” and “Arrested Development.”
He received critical acclaim for his role as the crooked lawyer Saul Goodman on hit drama “Breaking Bad,” a role he reprised in “Better Call Saul.” More recently he starred in the action film “Nobody.”