‘Better Call Saul’ Star Bob Odenkirk Reveals Cause of Collapse

For days, since Bob Odenkirk’s collapse on the set of Better Call Saul, fans have been waiting to hear from him. Now, the actor is finally speaking out. In a message shared on his Twitter page, Odenkirk revealed what exactly happened to him and how he’s doing amid his hospitalization.

'Better Call Saul' star Bob Odenkirk stands in front of a 'Breaking Bad' and AMC wall wearing a grey shirt and black jacket
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Bob Odenkirk was hospitalized on July 27

Odenkirk, 58, was working on the set of Better Call Saul Season 6 when he collapsed and had to be rushed to a hospital, his representative confirmed to Showbiz Cheat Sheet.

There was an immediate outpouring of love and support for Odenkirk, including from his Breaking Bad co-star Bryan Cranston, who shared a public plea asking for well wishes for the actor.

Odenkirk’s condition and the cause of the collapse were not immediately known, but TMZ later reported he’d suffered a “heart-related incident” and was on the mend.

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Bob Odenkirk himself is now speaking out

Taking to his Twitter page, Odenkirk first thanked those who had rallied around him during his hospitalization. “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,” he wrote.

“I had a small heart attack,” Odenkirk said in a follow-up tweet. “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.”

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The comments were met with even more support

More than 500,000 people liked the tweets, with some leaving supportive messages in the comment section.

“You are SO LOVED,” wrote comedian Sarah Silverman.

“Come back stronger Bøb!” tweeted Danish Sait as actor Seth Rogen left behind a string of praise emojis.

“Glad you are ok brother, hope you have a speedy recovery. See you soon my man,” added his Better Call Saul co-star Daniel Moncada, who plays one of the Salamanca twins.

“Take all the time you need and I hope you feel better soon,” a comment from artist Jon Rosenberg said in part.

While Odenkirk recovers, it seems possible that production on Better Call Saul will be stopped. The show is currently taping its final season, which is expected to reveal what ultimately happens to Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman after he fled New Mexico at the end of Breaking Bad. Season 6 was originally supposed to air in 2021 but was pushed back to 2022 as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

It’s unclear if this latest incident will result in another delay, but either way, fans are just glad Odenkirk is OK. With any luck, he’ll be back in a matter of no time.