Why is Bob Odenkirk in the hospital?
Actor Bob Odenkirk is in stable condition after experiencing a "heart-related incident," his representatives said Wednesday. The 58-year-old collapsed on the set of "Better Call Saul" and was rushed to a hospital on Tuesday. "We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart-related incident. CBS NewsBob Odenkirk in stable condition after experiencing a "heart-related incident"
What is wrong with Bob Odenkirk?
(CNN) Bob Odenkirk, star of hit TV shows "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul," is in stable condition "after experiencing a heart related incident" that caused him to collapse on set, the actor's representatives said Wednesday. CNNBob Odenkirk in stable condition after collapsing on set of 'Better Call Saul'
30 July, 2021 - 12:01am
One day after the 58-year-old actor was rushed to the hospital in New Mexico, where the Breaking Bad spin-off shoots, he's recovering from an unspecified "heart-related" ailment. His family is thanking everyone for the "outpouring of well wishes," as his health status has been a trending topic all day Wednesday.
The full statement from Odenkirk's rep to Yahoo Entertainment says: “We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident. 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.”
His son, Nate Odenkirk, posted on Instagram, "He is going to be okay," adding, "No dm[s] please."
It was first reported late Tuesday that the actor, who plays shady lawyer Saul Goodman on the AMC show, fell ill on the set — and it was unclear if he was conscious while being transported to the hospital.
TMZ, which first broke the news, reports Odenkirk was "not conscious during the early hours in the hospital, although he's now lucid."
Odenkirk's co-stars past and present shared messages as the emergency played out, including Bryan Cranston calling for "thoughts and prayers" for the actor and Aaron Paul sending his love. Odenkirk has had a long Hollywood career from his days as a Saturday Night Live writer to Mr. Show with Bob and David and his Emmy-nominated role of Saul on both AMC shows.
It's unclear right now how his recovery will impact the production of Better Call Saul. The show is shooting its sixth and final season, but was held up by the coronavirus pandemic and was scheduled to air in 2022.
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28 July, 2021 - 05:51pm
The four-time Emmy-nominated star of the AMC series collapsed Tuesday on the show's New Mexico set while in production on the final season.
“We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart-related incident,” reps for the actor said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “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.”
The 58-year-old star of the Breaking Bad prequel series collapsed on the Albuquerque, New Mexico, set Tuesday. Crewmembers immediately surrounded him and called an ambulance.
“He’s going to be okay,” tweeted Bob’s son, Nate Odenkirk, on Wednesday afternoon.
Sources say production was a little more than halfway done on the final season at the time of Odenkirk’s heart attack. Production remained halted Wednesday as everyone involved with the series remains focused on Odenkirk’s health. It’s unclear how long production will remain down.
“Bob is someone we have known and been lucky enough to work with for a long time. The immediate outpouring of affection and concern from fans around the world is a clear reflection of his immense talents and ability to both move and entertain people,” AMC said in a statement Wednesday night. “Like everyone else, we are so grateful to know he is in stable condition and receiving excellent care. We are holding him close in our thoughts and wishing for a fast and full recovery.”
Added Sony Pictures TV, where Odenkirk has an overall deal of his own: “Bob has been a part of our Sony Pictures family for many years and we are fortunate to be able to work with such a uniquely talented, incredible human being. Along with the millions of fans and supporters around the world, we are keeping him and his family in our thoughts and wishing him all the best in his recovery.”
Odenkirk is a four-time Emmy nominee for his role as slimy lawyer Saul Goodman, a role he originated on AMC’s Emmy-winning drama Breaking Bad. He reprises the role and leads the call sheet on prequel spinoff Better Call Saul. Saul, which films at the same New Mexico hub as Breaking Bad, and was in production on its sixth and final season, which was originally slated to premiere this year before pandemic-related delays pushed it to a likely 2022 premiere.
Breaking Bad, and now Saul, helped define AMC as a network. The franchise, from exec producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, remains among the most valued properties at Sony Television. Odenkirk, like Gilligan and Gould, also has his own producing deal with Sony and is beloved by the studio’s Culver City-based TV execs.
Odenkirk recently announced he was penning a memoir about his career, spanning time on Saturday Night Live to Saul, which is also expected in 2022. He recently earned strong reviews for his lead role in Universal feature Nobody, telling THR about the two years of fitness training and fight choreography he underwent as he prepared for the action film.
Colleagues past and present have sent well wishes to Odenkirk via social media, with Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul and former Saul star Michael McKean among those voicing support. “Last night our dear Bob was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed on stage. Send all your positive energy and love to him and his family — let’s hope to have him back as soon as possible,” Saul co-star Michael Mando posted Wednesday.
July 28, 7:04 p.m.: Updated with statement from AMC
July 28, 7:32 p.m.” Updated with statement from Sony Pictures Television
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