Bob Odenkirk will be ok, is ‘in stable condition’ after ‘heart related incident’
UPDATE: This afternoon (Jul. 30, 2021) Bob Odenkirk posted a reassuring statement regarding his health on Twitter.
“Hi. It’s Bob. Thank you. 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 on Twitter.
“I had a small heart attack. 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 Sony’s support and help throughout this has been next-level. I’m going to take a beat to recover but I’ll be back soon.”
The world gasped as news broke Tuesday (Jul. 28, 2021) that actor Bob Odenkirk was hospitalized after collapsing on the set of Better Call Saul in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In a statement, his rep said, “We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart-related incident.”
“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,” the statement continued.
“The Odenkirks would also like to thank everyone for the outpouring of well wishes and ask for their privacy at this time as Bob works on his recovery.”
TMZ reports Odenkirk, 58, is awake and lucid after a source initially claimed the actor was unconscious for the first few hours at the hospital. He was not conscious during the first few hours at the hospital, but he is awake now and “on the rebound.”
According to sources, Odenkirk was filming the sixth season of Better Call Saul on Tuesday when the medical emergency occurred.
Odenkirk’s son Nate also tweeted, “He’s going to be okay.”
AMC released a statement as well: “Bob is someone we have known and been lucky enough to work with for a long time. The immediate outpouring of affection and concern from fans around the world is a clear reflection of his immense talents and ability to both move and entertain people. Like everyone else, we are so grateful to know he is in stable condition and receiving excellent care. We are holding him close in our thoughts and wishing for a fast and full recovery.”