Bob Odenkirk, 58, ‘doing great’ and ‘joking’ again after collapsing on Better Call Saul set


Bob Odenkirk, 58, ‘doing great’ and ‘joking’ again after collapsing on Better Call Saul set and being hospitalized, his friend David Cross reveals

  • Bob Odenkirk is recovering well after collapsing on the set of Better Call Saul earlier this week, his friend and costar David Cross said on Friday
  • ‘Just got off the phone with Bob and he’s doing great! Joking and japing and joshing,’ Cross tweeted 
  • Bob was rushed to hospital on Tuesday after collapsing on the set of his hit AMC/Netflix show Better Call Saul 
  • Odenkirk, 58, was shooting a scene on location in New Mexico, when the incident took place
  • He is currently filming the sixth and final season of the Breaking Bad spin-off 


Bob Odenkirk, 58, is recovering well after collapsing on the set of Better Call Saul earlier this week, his friend and costar David Cross said on Friday.

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.’   

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.

Scare: Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk ‘rushed to hospital’ after collapsing onset of the hit Netflix show in New Mexico 

‘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!!!’ 

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

Sources told TMZ that the actor went down mid-scene and crew members immediately called for an ambulance.  It is not known what caused the actor to feel unwell. 

'Just got off the phone with Bob and he's doing great! Joking and japing and joshing,' 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!!!'

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

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.  

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

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.

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

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

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

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.’ 

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’

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.  

Slippin' Jimmy: The final season of Better Call Saul is scheduled to air in early 2022

Slippin’ Jimmy: The final season of Better Call Saul is scheduled to air in early 2022

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