Yesterday we learned that Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the set of the Better Call Saul series. He was then rushed to the hospital and if the reason for this discomfort was not known, we now know that it is a heart problem. Today we learned that he is stable and is in the hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“We can confirm that Bob is in stable condition after suffering a cardiac incident,” his representatives said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “He and his family would like to express their gratitude for the incredible doctors and nurses caring for him, as well as his [collegues] actors, crew and producers who stayed by his side. The Odenkirks would also like to thank everyone for the outpouring of well wishes and for asking for their privacy as Bob works on his recovery. “
His son, Nate Odenkirk, also tweeted reassuring news: “He’s going to be fine.”
Odenkirk’s upset prompted an outpouring of reactions and messages of support, especially from his former Breaking Bad co-stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.
“Woke up today to news that made me anxious all morning,” Cranston said on Instagram. “My friend Bob Odenkirk collapsed last night on the set of Better Call Saul. He is in the hospital in Albuquerque and receiving the medical attention he needs, (…). Please take a moment in your day to think of him and send him positive thoughts and prayers, thank you. “
Meanwhile, on his Instagram account, Aaron Paul posted a photo of Odenkirk with a message of support. In the caption, he simply writes: ” I love you my friend “.
Other members of the Breaking Bad / Better Call Saul universe also sent messages of support to Odenkirk. Betsy Brandt, who played Marie Schrader on Breaking Bad, wrote on Twitter, ” My [cœur] is in New Mexico with my friend @mrbobodenkirk. “
Michael Mando, who plays Nacho Varga in the Breaking Bad spin-off, said in another tweet, “Last night, our dear Bob was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on stage. Sending all your positive energy and love to him and his family, hope he comes back as soon as possible. Love you so much, xo friend. “
Michael Keaton, who played Chuck McGill, brother of Jimmy “Saul Goodman” McGill, on the series wrote, “Sending lots of love to our @mrbobodenkirk. You’ll be just fine, brother. “
The actor is slowly recovering, we wish him a speedy recovery.