UPDATED 7/30, 4 p.m. ET: Bob Odenkirk shared an update on his health situation on Friday afternoon, giving thanks and informing fans in two tweets that he “had a small heart attack,” was able to get treatment without surgery, and is “going to take a beat to recover but I’ll be back soon.”
The beloved Better Call Saul star thanked his family and friends as well as his fans “for the outpouring of love from everyone who expressed concern and care for me. It’s overwhelming. But I feel the love and it means so much.”
UPDATED 7/28, 6:52 p.m. ET: According to TMZ, Bob Odenkirk was hospitalized in Albuquerque, New Mexico over a “heart-related incident,” the publication reported a source as saying.
The 58-year-old actor is now awake and getting better after being unconscious for some time following his collapse.
“Bob 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,” a rep for Odenkirk told TMZ. “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.”
The actor’s son Nate also tweeted on Wednesday that “he’s going to be okay,” seemingly a reference to his father’s condition.
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The publication reports that the 58-year-old actor collapsed while shooting for the AMC series in New Mexico at a little past 11:30 am on Tuesday. Crew members subsequently called an ambulance for Odenkirk. The actor’s current condition is unclear but TMZ reports a source as saying that he’s still being hospitalized. What caused Odenkirk to collapse is also unclear.
Odenkirk, a four-time Emmy nominee, plays the character of lawyer Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul, which is currently shooting its sixth and final season. The sixth season is expected to debut in 2022 and will feature 13 episodes.
“I’ve been told by [co-creator] Peter Gould that when Better Call Saul wraps up, everyone will see Breaking Bad in a different light,” Odenkirk previously said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about the series’ upcoming season. “I think there are more amazing things to come that will comment on or inform the actual incidents of Breaking Bad in a surprising way.”
Odenkirk also starred in the recently released revenge thriller film Nobody. The movie was released this past March and directed by Ilya Naishuller. Connie Nielsen, RZA, Christopher Lloyd, and Aleksei Serebryakov also starred in the film while Derek Kolstad penned the script.
After news of his health scare broke, Odenkirk’s Breaking Bad costars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul posted messages of love and support for their friend.