Bob Odenkirk latest: Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul send well wishes after star collapses on set

Collapse was due to a ‘heart-related incident’, family have said

Elizabeth Aubrey
Thursday 29 July 2021 07:51
Bob Odenkirk on Better Call Saul
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Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston have sent well wishes to their former Breaking Bad co-star, Bob Odenkirk, who has been admitted to hospital.

Odenkirk collapsed while on the New Mexico set of Better Call Saul and, at the time of reporting, is still in hospital. It has since been reported that his collapse was due to a “heart-related incident”.

The actor was filming a scene when he “went down, and was immediately surrounded by crew members who called an ambulance”, according to a report by TMZ on Tuesday night (27 July).

On Wednesday, Odenkirk’s representative gave an update, saying the actor was in a “stable condition” after “experiencing a heart-related incident”, Variety reported.

The representative said: “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 tweeted: “He’s going to be okay.”

Over on Instagram, Paul shared a picture of Odenkirk and wrote: “I love you my friend”.

Earlier in the day, Cranston also shared a photo on Instagram of him pictured with Odenkirk.

Cranston wrote: “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. He is in the hospital in Albuquerque and receiving the medical attention he needs but his condition is not known to the public as yet.

“Please take a moment in your day today to think about him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way, thank you.”

The actor has received a huge amount of support over on social media from fans and actors alike. Odenkirk’s co-star Michael McKean tweeted his support for Odenkirk, writing: “Sending huge love to our @mrbobodenkirk. You got this, brother.”

Elijah Wood added: “Oh man, really hope Bob Odenkirk is ok.”

Better Call Saul is in the middle of filming its sixth and final season. The Breaking Bad spin-off is set and produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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