Bob Odenkirk hospitalized after collapse on ‘Better Call Saul’ set
Posted July 28, 2021 9:04 am
Updated July 28, 2021 2:49 pm
Actor Bob Odenkirk attends the Better Call Saul photocall at Telefonica flagship store on April 18, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
Descrease article font size
Increase article font size
Odenkirk, 58, was shooting a scene for AMC’s sixth and final season of the Breaking Bad spinoff in New Mexico at the time. He was rushed to hospital via ambulance.
His representative told NBC News that he was still receiving medical treatment on Tuesday night. The rep did not say whether Odenkirk was conscious after his collapse or what might have caused it.
David Cross, Odenkirk’s longtime friend and frequent comedy collaborator, expressed optimism in a tweet early Wednesday.
“I will share what I know when I can, but Bob is one of the strongest people I know both physically and spiritually,” he tweeted. “He WILL get through this.”
Canada’s Ellie Black withdraws from Olympic gymnastics all-around competition
‘Overt sexualization’: Why Olympic women athletes ran into uniform trouble before the Games
Story continues below advertisement
“Sending huge love,” tweeted Michael McKean, who plays Odenkirk’s brother on the show. “You got this, brother.”
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston also called for fans to keep Odenkirk in their thoughts.
View this post on Instagram
Odenkirk has been nominated for four Emmys and four Golden Globes for playing the title character, a down-on-his-luck lawyer named Jimmy McGill who gradually transforms into conman Saul Goodman.
The final season of Better Call Saul is due out in early 2022.
— with files from The Associated Press