What happened to Bob Odenkirk? 'Better Call Saul' star collapses on set, rushed to hospital
Actor Bob Odenkirk is reportedly unwell as he collapsed on the set of 'Better' Call Saul' on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The 58-year-old star, who portrays the character of conman lawyer Saul Goodman, was shooting for the sixth and final season of the AMC show. After he collapsed, crew members immediately called an ambulance and rushed him to the hospital. He is currently admitted to the facility and being treated there for his ailment.
Odenkirk is a well-known face on television as he starred in the iconic show 'Breaking Bad', prior to its spinoff series 'Better Call Saul'. His acting prowess has earned him four Golden Globe nominations for best actor in a television series drama, as well as four Emmy nominations in the category of outstanding lead actor in a drama series. Recently, Goodman appeared in the action film 'Nobody', which saw him transform from a brainiac lawyer to a bonafide action star.
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Odenkirk had previously revealed his experience of training in stunts and preparing himself for an action movie. "I was at the wonderful 87eleven gym, surrounded by the top stunt actors in the world training, including people like Keanu Reeves and Jason Statham and Halle Berry. I’m a comedy writer, who is gradually sufferingly making my way into this discipline. I was just feeling embarrassed at how bad I was when these pros are 25 feet away,” he narrated in an earlier interview with Variety.
The cause of Odenkirk's sudden collapse has not yet been revealed. It has been reported that the actor is under medical care at the moment. Meanwhile, AMC, Sony Pictures Television, and High Bridge Productions have not yet made any official statement about Odenkirk's health situation.
The incident happened while the shooting was ongoing in New Mexico. The final season of 'Better Call Saul' is believed to have 13 episodes and is expected to premiere in early 2022. This was, however, the scheduled date before Odenkirk's health crisis. It remains to be seen whether his health issue affects the production and causes any significant postponement.
Meanwhile, Odenkirk's fans have flooded Twitter wishing him a speedy recovery. "If anything bad happens to Bob Odenkirk, I will fight God," tweeted USA Today Books editor Barbara VanDenburgh. NRO writer Dan McLaughlin tweeted, "Say a prayer for the fantastically talented Bob Odenkirk. Hope he's OK."
"Hopefully he was just dehydrated or something i cannot deal w a world in which bob odenkirk is experiencing suffering," wrote podcaster Kath Barbadoro. Detroit Lions writer Jeremy Reisman tweeted, "I really need someone to tell me Bob Odenkirk is okay right now."
If anything bad happens to Bob Odenkirk, I will fight God. https://t.co/pEyqJFSlJu— Barbara VanDenburgh (@BabsVan) July 28, 2021
Say a prayer for the fantastically talented Bob Odenkirk. Hope he's OK. https://t.co/UcdJc2KwXm— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) July 28, 2021
hopefully he was just dehydrated or something i cannot deal w a world in which bob odenkirk is experiencing suffering— Kath Barbadoro (@kathbarbadoro) July 28, 2021
I really need someone to tell me Bob Odenkirk is okay right now.— Jeremy Reisman (@DetroitOnLion) July 28, 2021