Actor Bob Odenkirk is in stable condition in a New Mexico hospital after suffering a heart attack on the set of AMC’s “Better Call Saul.”
Odenkirk, 58, collapsed on Tuesday while working in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
“We can confirm that Bob is in stable condition following a heart-related incident,” the actor’s representatives said in a statement on Wednesday. He and his family would like to express their gratitude to the incredible doctors and nurses who take care of him, as well as his cast, crew and producers who have stayed by his side. The Odenkirks also want to thank everyone for the outpouring of good wishes and question right now for their privacy while Bob works on his recovery.”
Odenkirk’s son, Nate Odenkirk, also tweeted on Wednesday, “He’ll be fine.”
The sixth and final season of “Better Call Saul” was just over halfway done, sources told THR. It’s unclear how long production will be halted, but pandemic-related delays have already pushed the return date of the Sony-produced series to 2022.
“Better Call Saul” is a prequel to “Breaking Bad” and Odenkirk plays Saul Goodman, a sleazy lawyer. Odenkirk has received four Emmy nominations for the role.