Wednesday, July 28, Bob Odenkirk, star of the Breaking Bad spin-off series “Better Call Saul” passed out while filming the sixth (and final) season in New Mexico. News about his state of health did not arrive until the night, after a day of anguish.
Bob Odenkirk: the big scare
This Wednesday July 28, many fans of breaking Bad and Better call saul were in anguish. Indeed, actor Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman) collapsed in the middle of shooting season 6 of Better call saul in Albuquerque and was rushed to hospital. All day long, fans and his work partners waited desperately for news about his condition. It was finally around midnight French time that his son, Nate Odenkirk, posted a reassuring tweet saying “he will get by“. A few small words thus relieved thousands of people who expected the worst.
What happened ?
The 58-year-old actor is therefore in stable condition at the New Mexico hospital where he is being treated. His representatives said overnight that he had suffered from heart failure:
We can confirm that Bob is in stable condition after suffering from a heart attack. He and his family wish to express their gratitude to the wonderful hospital staff who took care of him. They also wish to thank his co-workers who stayed by his side. The Odenkirks also want to thank everyone for this incredible outpouring of solidarity and support. They also ask that their privacy be respected, while Bob recovers from this incident.
The filming of the sixth (and final) season of Better call saul was already well advanced when Bob Odenkirk’s discomfort occurred. With the actor’s state of health being the priority, we do not yet know how long it will take to shoot again.
AMC also thanked fans for their support in a statement:
We are fortunate to have worked with Bob for a long time. The immediate influx of affection from fans around the world once again proves his immense talent in moving and entertaining people. Like everyone else, we are grateful that he is in stable condition. He is on our minds, and we wish him a good and speedy recovery.