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Bob Odenkirk, 58, confirms he had a ‘small heart attack’ on the set of Better Call Saul


Bob Odenkirk, 58, shared on Friday that he suffered a ‘small heart attack’ after he collapsed on the set of Better Call Saul in New Mexico earlier this week.

The actor took to Twitter to share the news, adding he is ‘going to be okay’ and will be ‘back soon.’

The TV star, 58, also thanked the doctors who were able to ‘fix the blockage’ without having to perform surgery. 

Scare: Bob Odenkirk, 58, shared on Friday that he suffered a ‘small heart attack’ after he collapsed on the set of Better Call Saul earlier this week; seen in 2019

On the mend after a heart attack: 'I had a small heart attack,' stated the Hollywood veteran. 'But I'm going to be ok thanks to Rosa Estrada and the doctors who knew how to fix the blockage without surgery'

On the mend after a heart attack: ‘I had a small heart attack,’ stated the Hollywood veteran. ‘But I’m going to be ok thanks to Rosa Estrada and the doctors who knew how to fix the blockage without surgery’

His note began, ‘Hi. It’s Bob. Thank you.’

The actor then shared: ‘To my family and friends who have surrounded me this week. And for the outpouring of love from everyone who expressed concern and care for me. It’s overwhelming. But I feel the love and it means so much.’ 

The star then shared the details of his traumatic experience.

‘I had a small heart attack,’ confirmed the Hollywood veteran after there was much speculation about his incident. 

‘But I’m going to be ok thanks to Rosa Estrada and the doctors who knew how to fix the blockage without surgery. Also, AMC and SONYs support and help throughout this has been next-level. I’m going to take a beat to recover but I’ll be back soon.’ 

Slippin' Jimmy: The final season of Better Call Saul is scheduled to air in early 2022. He also said in his tweet: 'AMC and SONYs support and help throughout this has been next-level. I'm going to take a beat to recover but I'll be back soon'

Slippin’ Jimmy: The final season of Better Call Saul is scheduled to air in early 2022. He also said in his tweet: ‘AMC and SONYs support and help throughout this has been next-level. I’m going to take a beat to recover but I’ll be back soon’

DailyMail.com confirmed earlier this week that the AMC star was rushed to hospital on Tuesday after an incident on the New Mexico set of his hit series. 

Odenkirk was shooting a scene on location in Albuquerque when the incident took place. 

Sources told TMZ that the actor went down mid-scene and crew members immediately called for an ambulance. 

The Emmy-winning actor is currently filming the sixth and final season of his Breaking Bad spin-off, which began production on March 10 this year. 

The series centers around lawyer Jimmy McGill [Odenkirk] who, over the course of several years, mishaps and questionable ethical choices rebrands himself as smarmy criminal attorney Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad.

Better: 'Just got off the phone with Bob and he's doing great! Joking and japing and joshing,' his costar Cross tweeted. 'Both he and his family are overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and concern everyone has shown. You will be hearing from him soon. But he's doing really well!!!'

Better: ‘Just got off the phone with Bob and he’s doing great! Joking and japing and joshing,’ his costar Cross tweeted. ‘Both he and his family are overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and concern everyone has shown. You will be hearing from him soon. But he’s doing really well!!!’

A prequel spin-off of the Bryan Cranston series, Better Call Saul managed to carve out a home for itself among televisions great dramas. 

Earlier on Friday his friend and costar David Cross spoke out.

Cross, 57, took to Twitter to give fans a positive update on the actor’s condition saying that he was ‘doing great’ and is already ‘joking and japing and joshing.’    

‘Just got off the phone with Bob and he’s doing great! Joking and japing and joshing,’ Cross tweeted. 

Adding: ‘Both he and his family are overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and concern everyone has shown. You will be hearing from him soon. But he’s doing really well!!!’ 

Best of friends: Cross and Odenkirk are long time friends who created and costarred together for four seasons on HBO's sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David

Best of friends: Cross and Odenkirk are long time friends who created and costarred together for four seasons on HBO’s sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David

Fans had been waiting for an update on the Better Call Saul’s star’s health from Cross who had previously promised to keep people abreast of the situation.

‘I will share what I know when I can but Bob is one of the strongest people I know both physically and spiritually. He WILL get through this,’ he Tweeted earlier this week. 

Cross and Odenkirk are long time friends who created and costarred together for four seasons on HBO’s sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David.

Bob also made a cameo appearance as a marriage therapist in David’s cult-classic sitcom Arrested Development.  

Pals: Cross and Odenkirk are long time friends who created and costarred together for four seasons on HBO's sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David; seen in 2012

Pals: Cross and Odenkirk are long time friends who created and costarred together for four seasons on HBO’s sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David; seen in 2012

Following his collapse this week, Cranston, 65, took to Instagram to express his concern for his former colleague. 

‘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 wrote in the caption of a photo of the two.

‘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.’ 

Aaron Paul, who costarred on Breaking Bad as Jesse Pinkman, sounded relieved in his Instagram Stories post, which he shared after Odenkirk confirmed he was recovering.

‘Love you my friend! You are a treasure,’ he wrote, along with a photo of Bob and screenshots of his reassuring tweets. 

Well wishes: Breaking Bad costar Bryan Cranston confirmed the news that Odenkirk was hospitalized in an Instagram post asking fans for 'positive thoughts and prayers'

Well wishes: Breaking Bad costar Bryan Cranston confirmed the news that Odenkirk was hospitalized in an Instagram post asking fans for ‘positive thoughts and prayers’

Phew! Aaron Paul, who costarred on Breaking Bad as Jesse Pinkman, sounded relieved in his Instagram Stories post, which he shared after Odenkirk confirmed he was recovering

Phew! Aaron Paul, who costarred on Breaking Bad as Jesse Pinkman, sounded relieved in his Instagram Stories post, which he shared after Odenkirk confirmed he was recovering

Executive producer of Better Call Saul, Peter Gould, previously confirmed the show’s final season will consist of 13 episodes rather than the usual 10.  

‘From the beginning when we started this, I think all our hopes and dreams were to be able to tell the whole story,’ Gould said in a statement.

He added: ‘And make it to be a complete story from beginning to end. We’re going to try like hell to stick the landing of these 63 episodes.’

The final season is scheduled to air in early 2022.  



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