Actor Bob Odenkirk is in stable condition after experiencing a “heart-related incident,” his representatives said Wednesday. The 58-year-oldon the set of “Better Call Saul” and was rushed to a hospital on Tuesday.
“We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart-related incident. 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,” his representatives said in a statement.
“Better Call Saul” is the prequel to the hit series “Breaking Bad,” in which Odenkirk also appears. The show, which is taping its sixth and final season, explores the years that turned Jimmy McGill into Saul Goodman, the crooked lawyer who aided Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in their “Breaking Bad” enterprise.
Odenkirk has been nominated for four Emmys for his role in “Better Call Saul.” He previously won two Emmys for his writing on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Ben Stiller Show.”
News of Odenkirk’s collapse sparked an outpouring of support on social media. “Sending huge love to our @mrbobodenkirk. You got this, brother,” wrote Michael McKean, who plays McGill’s brother.
“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston also shared a message of support, writing “Please take a moment in your day today to think about him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way, thank you.”