In the heart of summer 2021, Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the set of “Better Call Saul”. A heart attack that moved the whole world and from which the actor has happily recovered. While filming for the final season of the spin-off series “Breaking Bad” has just ended, he returned to this dramatic event.
Bob Odenkirk, back to a huge scare
Actor Bob Odenkirk, who became a world star thanks to his role as Jimmy McGill / Saul Goodman in the two monumental series Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, comes a long way. Indeed, during the filming of the final season of the latter, July 27, 2021he collapsed on the plateau, the victim of a heart attack.
Rushed to the hospital, the concern about his state of health was global, of a surprising extent. Fortunately, on July 29, his son Nate Odenkirk reassured his huge community of fans with a saving tweet: “He’s going to be okay.”
Bob Odenkirk recovered, resumed, and finished filming Better Call Saul and spoke recently in an interview with New York Times. While the final season should begin its broadcast soon, the 59-year-old actor confided in detail about the dramatic accident which almost cost him his life.
“Luckily I didn’t go back to my caravan”
The heart attack occurred as Bob Odenkirk finished filming a scene with Rhea Seehorn and Patrick Fabian, who played Kim Wexler and Howard Hamlin. It was the cries of his partners who alerted the medical team present on the set.
I was walking away to watch the Cubs game and ride my exercise bike, and I collapsed. Rhea said I instantly turned grey-blue.
The actor also says that it wasn’t until the third attempt at defibrillation that his pulse returned. He considers himself “lucky” that the discomfort occurred during a collective sequence because otherwise, he would have returned alone to his caravan, where the accident would have happened without anyone being able to report it.
Once his vital prognosis was disengaged and after surgery, he was followed by two doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, explaining that he had known of a heart condition since 2018, with an accumulation of plaques in the heart. According to the doctor whose diagnosis he retained, the heart attack was due to a detachment of one of these plaques.
A final season of Better Call Saul emotionally charged
Even if everyone would have done well without this misadventure, him the first, this one still brings a little more legend to the series Better Call Saulconsidered as one of the best creations of the 2010s.
Filming for the sixth and final season has just wrapped, and Bob Odenkirk celebrated with a photo posted on Twitter, saying he was honored to have been a part of it.
An honor for him and a privilege for his audience, the actor having created in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul one of the greatest characters in recent fiction.