“Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk has been hospitalized after collapsing on the set of the popular AMC series
It is the sixth and final season for “Better Call Saul,” a spin-off of the wildly popular “Breaking Bad.” 58-year-old Odenkirk collapsed on the show’s Mew Mexico set while filming on Tuesday. An ambulance was immediately summoned by concerned crew members.
At time of writing it is not known why Odenkirk collapsed. He was still being treated by hospital staff as of Tuesday evening but that is all that is known. A prognosis or even how long Odenkirk may have to remain in hospital is yet to be made public.
‘Better Call Saul’ Star Bob Odenkirk Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing on Set
It is also not known if production of Better Call Saul will be delayed. The spin-off prequel is set to air on AMC next year.
Like “Breaking Bad” which starred Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Odeknirk, “Better Call Saul” is set in and mostly shot in Albuquerque.
Odenkirk has been nominated for four Emmys and four Golden Globes for playing the titlular character, Saul Goodman- which is actually an alias for the down-on-his-luck lawyer who becomes increasingly corrupt named Jimmy McGill.
Odenkirk’s co-star Michael McKean, who played his brother on the show, was among many sending well wishes to the actor on social media.
“Sending huge love to our @mrbobodenkirk,” McKean tweeted. “You got this, brother.”
Odenkirk recently spoke to Variety magazine about getting in shape for his latest film role in “Nobody.”
Now a bona fide action star, he said, “I was at the wonderful 87eleven gym, surrounded by the top stunt actors in the world training, including people like Keanu Reeves and Jason Statham and Halle Berry. I’m a comedy writer, who is gradually, sufferingly making my way into this discipline. I was just feeling embarrassed at how bad I was when these pros are 25 feet away.”
We certainly wish you a speedy recovery, Bob.
The 13-episode final season of “Better Call Saul” is expected to premiere in early 2022.
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