Per Deadline, Bob Odenkirk’s reps confirm that the actor is “in stable condition after a heart-related incident”. They continue, “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 Odenkirk, confirmed the news on Twitter:
The original story reads below:
Golden Globe, Emmy-nominated actor and cultural icon, Bob Odenkirk is currently hospitalized due to collapsing on the set of the critically-acclaimed AMC television show, Better Call Saul. The incident was earlier confirmed by Variety; no cause for the incident or Odenkirk’s condition has been disclosed after initial breaking news from TMZ.
Fresh off a leading role in the John Wick-inspired action film Nobody, Odenkirk, 58, is currently in production of his sixth and final season of Better Call Saul as criminal-lawyer Saul Goodman, who originated in show creator Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad. The prequel, which examines the Breaking Bad character’s gradual transformation from criminal Jimmy McGill into criminal defense lawyer Saul Goodman, has racked up a Peabody Award, 40 Emmy nominations, 15 Writers Guild of America nominations, amongst its strong critical acclaim. Although no word on how Odenkirk’s condition affects production, the 13-episode final season of Better Call Saul is expected to premiere on TV broadcaster AMC in 2022.