Bob Odenkirk: what happened to Better Call Saul star on set?

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The star, who recently starred in action blockbuster Nobody, has been hospitalized after collapsing while filming Better Call Saul season 6

Bob Odenkirk: Why was Better the Call Saul star hospitalized?  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for AMC)
Bob Odenkirk: Why was Better the Call Saul star hospitalized? (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for AMC)

The Better Call Saul midseason finale aired in the UK.

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However, filming descended into chaos when Hollywood star Bob Odenkirk was hospitalized after collapsing while filming in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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The actor was taken to the hospital and stayed overnight, celebrity news site TMZ and Reuters reported.

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What happened to Bob Odenkirk?

Odenkirk, 58, was filming for the sixth and final season of hit AMC series Better Call Saul when he collapsed.

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His management later issued a statement saying Odenkirk was in “stable condition, having experienced a heart-related incident”.

Odenkirk’s son Nate also tweeted an update on his father’s condition, saying, “He will be fine.”

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A number of his co-stars and friends from the acting world lent their support to Odenkirk following reports of his hospitalization.

Odenkirk’s ‘Better Call Saul’ co-star Michael McKean wrote: ‘Sending big love to our @MrBobOdenkirk. You have this brother.”

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Actor Sterling K. Brown described Odenkirk as an “extraordinary person” and wished him a “speedy and full recovery.”

Comedian Tim Heidecker wrote: “Let’s all please think of our godfather @mrbobodenkirk tonight as he appears to be in hospital! I love you Bob!”

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Odenkirk is a 58-year-old Emmy Award-winning actor and comedy writer best known for starring in the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul.

Odenkirk plays Jimmy McGill, a lawyer who uses the alias Saul Goodman.

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McGill originally appeared in a relatively small role on the hit series Breaking Bad.

The show explores the character’s backstory, with the events depicted taking place before Breaking Bad.

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The show is highly acclaimed by critics and viewers alike, and Odenkirk was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for his role.

Odenkirk recently starred in his first feature-length film, the action thriller Nobody, which was well received.

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Before taking on these roles, Odenkirk was best known as a comedy writer.

He has previously won two Emmys for his writing on late-night shows in the United States, including Saturday Night Live.

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His breakthrough role was alongside David Cross in a comedy sketch show, Mr Show, starring Bob and David, which the two created together and aired on HBO in the mid to late ’90s.

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