Fans are breathing a sigh of relief following the news that Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk is “stable” following a heart-related incident that saw him collapse on set on Tuesday.
After TMZ reported that Odenkirk and fellow cast members were shooting on the Sony Lot in Culver City, Los Angeles Tuesday when the incident happened.
According to Variety, “Odenkirk collapsed on Tuesday at the show’s set in New Mexico and crew members immediately called an ambulance. Odenkirk is still receiving medical care, though the cause of the collapse has not been disclosed.”
After nearly 24 hours of radio silence on the actor’s condition, fans grew concerned and took to social media to voice their well wishes to the star.
One fan posted to Twitter: “No updates on Bob Odenkirk from his personal PR, AMC or Better Call Saul producers Sony TV. From what I’m being told, everyone is waiting for more information just as we are.”
Another added: “Right now Twitter is the largest hospital waiting room in the world waiting on an update regarding Bob Odenkirk.”
Me checking for updates on Bob Odenkirk every 5 minutes 😭 pic.twitter.com/zKL9X8SJJd
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— April Louise (@AprilLo50853458) July 28, 2021
Thankfully, it has now been reported that Odenkirk is in a “stable” condition following a “heart-related incident”.
“We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart-related incident,” his reps said in a statement to Rolling Stone.
“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’s son, Nate, also provided an update on social media, writing: “He’s going to be okay.”
He's going to be okay.
— Nate Odenkirk (@birthdaynate) July 28, 2021
Fans and colleagues have been voicing their support of the actor on social media, including Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston.
“Today I woke up to news that has made me anxious all morning. My friend, Bob Odenkirk collapsed last night on the set of Better Call Saul,” Cranston wrote on Instagram, adding, “Please take a moment in your day today to think about him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way, thank you.”
“Bob is someone we have known and been lucky enough to work with for a long time,” AMC said in a statement Wednesday night via Associated Press.
“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. 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.”
The 13-episode final season of Better Call Saul is expected to premiere next year.
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