Actor Bob Odenkirk was hospitalized after collapsing on the set of Better Call Saul, but his condition is not yet clear, TMZ is reporting.
The cause of Odenkirk’s health issue/collapse is also not known.
TMZ broke the news of Odenkirk’s collapse, reporting that he “went down,” and crew members called an ambulance. He was shooting on Sony’s set in Culver City when the incident happened. Odenkirk is the star of Better Call Saul, which is in its 6th season and is a spinoff of Breaking Bad; he plays a lawyer in both, and he’s broken through as an action star in movies recently as well.
The news has left fans praying for Odenkirk’s recovery.
Odenkirk is only 58 years old.
Here’s what you need to know:
It’s Not Clear Whether Odenkirk Was Conscious
According to TMZ, it’s also not clear whether he was conscious when taken to the hospital, but he “is still receiving medical care” as of the evening of July 27, 2021. Details are being kept under wraps.
TMZ reported that the incident occurred in the late morning of that same day. Variety later confirmed the TMZ report and said reps for the studio did not return calls for comment.
According to Deadline, the filming was taking place in New Mexico and started in March. It’s the show’s final season.
Odenkirk Recently Starred in the Action Film, ‘Nobody’
Odenkirk recently starred in the Hollywood action film, Nobody, and he spoke about that to Variety.
“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,” Odenkirk said. “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.”
His most recent tweet occurred a couple of hours after the incident, but that might be a scheduled tweet.
Fans posted well wishes on Twitter under that tweet. Here are some of them:
“bob i swear to god if you dont walk out of this goddamn hospital asap i am going to be so pissed off.”
“hi bob odenkirk i’m your number one fan i even named my pro clubs player after you i would love a reply from my all time hero thanks much love fella.”
“Hope you’re doing good Bob. Don’t scare us.”
“Bob please tell us you’re okay. Please please let this be a false alarm. Oh god!!”
“Hope you’re OK Bob we’re rooting for you!”
“Love you man, hope you’re doing okay, appreciate all your work to entertain us.”
Some fans were concerned by the lack of a condition update. “I better not wake up to the news Bob Odenkirk died. I need to know his status,” wrote one.
“He needs to be okay. Can’t handle anything bad happening to Bob Odenkirk,” wrote another.