American actor Bob Odenkirk was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday after he collapsed on the set of his show, Better Call Saul, being telecast on AMC. Having garnered a following for his work as a comedian, writer, director, and producer as well, the 58-year-old was shooting for the sixth and final season of the smash hit Breaking Bad spin-off show in New Mexico. Soon after being taken to a nearby hospital, Odenkirk's health condition was declared to be stable after he experienced a heart-related incident.
Bob Odenkirk's representatives in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter said, "We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart-related incident. 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." Likewise, the actor's son Nate tweeted shortly before the statement was released and wrote, "He's going to be okay."
He's going to be okay.— Nate Odenkirk (@birthdaynate) July 28, 2021
Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill / Saul Goodman / Gene Takovic, a lawyer and a former scam artist, in Better Call Saul, first appeared on Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul's Breaking Bad. He subsequently gained further popularity after landing his own show for his character and earned four Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama and four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Odenkirk is at present working on completing the final season of Better Call Saul, which will reportedly feature thirteen episodes, with plans for its premiere in early 2022 after being pushed due to the pandemic.
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