Bob Odenkirk was rushed to the hospital after the “Better Call Saul” star collapsed during filming but his current condition is unknown…
“Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk was rushed to a hospital on Tuesday after collapsing on set while filming the final season of the “Breaking Bad” spinoff series in New Mexico.
According to his representatives, Odenkirk remains hospitalized but he’s now in stable condition after suffering a “heart-related incident.”
“We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart-related incident,” reps for the actor said in a statement on Wednesday. “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 Nate later offered a brief update on his father’s condition on Twitter.
He's going to be okay.
— Nate Odenkirk (@birthdaynate) July 28, 2021
Odenkirk was in the middle of production on the final batch of episodes for “Better Call Saul” after the series kicked off filming back in March. The final season was expected to debut in early 2022.
Production has since been halted with all focus on Odenkirk’s health and recovery.
Since “Better Call Saul” debuted, Odenkirk has been praised for his portrayal as a shady lawyer who would eventually go into business with Walter White on “Breaking Bad.” The series has shown Odenkirk’s character named Jimmy McGill transform from an idealistic lawyer with less than scrupulous morals to Saul Goodman, the slick talking, strip mall attorney who gets into bed with criminals before finally meeting up with the meth kingpin of the southwest.
“Better Call Saul” has been nominated for 40 Primetime Emmy Awards since the show first launched with Odenkirk receiving four nominations of his own.