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Bob Odenkirk Hospitalized After Collapsing On Set Of Better Call Saul

bob odenkirk : hospitalized after collapsing on set of better call saul

UPDATE 4:00 P.M. PST: Whew, it looks like good news!

Sources tell TMZ Bob Odenkirk is awake and lucid after a day or so in a hospital in Albuquerque. According to the insiders, things were iffy those first hours after he collapsed on set. Thankfully it’s looking better now.

While details are still fuzzy, sources say this was a “heart-related incident.” Odenkirk’s rep says:

“Bob 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.”

This is going to make a lot of people breathe a sigh of relief as his fans and friends have been freaking out all day fearing the worst…

Scary news from New Mexico.

Bob Odenkirk has been hospitalized after collapsing on the set of the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul, according to TMZ. The actor reportedly went down in the middle of shooting, and was “immediately surrounded by crew members who called an ambulance.” The outlet reported it was unclear whether he was conscious when they transported him to the hospital, and the cause of the collapse has not yet been revealed. He was still receiving medical care Tuesday night; there has not yet been an update on his condition as of Wednesday morning.

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David Cross, who co-created their sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David, hinted at the 58-year-old’s condition on Twitter shortly after the news broke. He wrote:

“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.”

The news was met with an outpouring of love from fans, friends and peers, including Elijah Wood, Tim Heidecker, and Michael McKean, who plays Odenkirk’s TV brother Chuck on Better Call Saul.

What a frightening incident. We’ll be keeping our eye out for updates and keeping Bob in our thoughts. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

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Jul 28, 2021 07:00am PDT

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