Actor Bob Odenkirk’s son gave reassuring news about his father’s condition just hours after the Better Call star Saul was rushed to hospital over a “heart-related incident.”
“He’ll be fine,” Nate Odenkirk, 22, who is herself an actor, tweeted Wednesday.
Bob’s representatives confirmed on Wednesday that his condition was stable.
Bob Odenkirk, 58, was rushed to a New Mexico hospital on Tuesday after he collapsed on the set of Better Call Saul.
Actor Bob Odenkirk’s son (right) gave reassuring news about his father’s condition just hours after the Better Call Saul star was rushed to hospital over a “heart-related incident.” Nate Odenkirk is seen on the left with his father, Bob.
“We can confirm that Bob is in stable condition following a heart-related incident,” his spokesman said.
“He and his family would like to express their gratitude to the incredible doctors and nurses who care for him, as well as his cast, crew and producers who have stayed by his side.
“The Odenkirks also want to thank everyone for the outpouring of good wishes and ask for their privacy at this time as Bob works on his recovery.”
Earlier, his Breaking Bad colleague Bryan Cranston wrote a message on Instagram asking for prayers for Bob Odenkirk.
“Today I woke up to the news that has been worrying me all morning,” Cranston posted, along with a photo of him with Bob Odenkirk.
“My friend, Bob Odenkirk, collapsed on the set of Better Call Saul last night.
“He is in hospital in Albuquerque and receiving the medical care he needs, but his condition is not yet known to the public.”
“Please take a moment today to think of him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way, thank you.”
Odenkirk was “rushed to hospital” around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday after he collapsed the start of the hit Netflix show in New Mexico. Wednesday night he was said to be in a stable condition toestand
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston took to Instagram on Wednesday morning to ask the public for prayer while his former co-star Bob Odenkirk, 58, is in hospital
His character was first seen in the iconic series Breaking Bad alongside Bryan Cranston
Bob Odenkirk remained in hospital on Wednesday.
Sources tell TMZ that the actor crashed halfway through the scene and that the crew members immediately called an ambulance at 11:34 a.m. local time on Tuesday.
It’s unclear if the actor was conscious when paramedics arrived, but sources told the site he was still under medical care in hospital.
He plays Jimmy McGill, the serious lawyer and former con artist, who in the show turns into a greedy criminal defense attorney known as Saul Goodman
The sixth and final season of ‘Better Call Saul’ is slated for early 2022
Actor Sterling K Brown took to Twitter after the news, tweeting: “Wishing the wonderful actor and exceptional human being @mrbobodenkirk a speedy and full recovery.”
Michael McKean, who played opposite Odenkirk’s character Saul Goodman as his on-screen brother Chuck, added: ‘Sending a huge love to our @mrbobodenkirk. You got this, brother.’
In light of the news, many fans of the actor have taken to social media to speculate that his collapse may be related to the heat, with temperatures reaching 36°C in July in New Mexico, where the shooting took place.
“If it was a desert scene again, maybe it was dehydration. Hopefully it’s something like that and nothing serious,” one person tweeted, while another added: “I hope it’s just heat related and nothing more.”
Thoughts are with him: Actor Sterling K Brown took to Twitter after the news, tweeting: ‘Wishing the wonderful actor and exceptional human being @mrbobodenkirk a speedy and full recovery’
Twitter: Michael McKean, who played opposite Odenkirk’s character Saul Goodman as his on-screen brother Chuck, added: ‘Sending a huge love to our @mrbobodenkirk. You got this, brother’
Speculation: In light of the news, many fans of the actor have taken to social media to speculate that his collapse may be heat related
Odenkirk himself last tweeted at 2 p.m. local time on Tuesday, sharing his excitement about actress Allison Tolman’s new show.
His message appeared to have been sent through a scheduling tool.
The Emmy-winning actor is currently filming the sixth and final season of the Breaking Bad spin-off, which began production on March 10 this year.
Executive producer Peter Gould previously confirmed that the show’s final season will consist of 13 episodes instead of the usual 10.
This will bring the show’s episode count to 63, which is equal to the combined total of Breaking Bad’s episode count and El Camino.
Social media presence: Odenkirk himself last tweeted at 2pm local time on Tuesday, sharing his excitement over actress Allison Tolman’s new show
“From the very beginning when we started this, I think all our hopes and dreams were to be able to tell the whole story,” Gould said in a statement.
He added: ‘And make sure it’s a complete story from start to finish. We’re going to do our best to hold onto the landing of these 63 episodes.”
The final season is scheduled for early 2022.
It’s unclear how Odenkirk’s collapse may affect the shooting schedule.
In April, Odenkirk appeared on The Howard Stern Show, where he recalled being verbally abused by actor Jeremy Irons on Saturday Night Live.
The actor was a writer on SNL, recalling the incident and saying, “You know who really yelled at me? Jeremy Irons. Because Rob Schneider and I wrote this monologue, I guess, and it wasn’t great.’
Bob Odenkirk wrote for the famous NBC sketch comedy series between the late 1980s and 1990s, when Jeremy, 72, hosted it in 1991.
“He was right,” the star added, laughing.
“He was really crazy. He was so crazy.’