The 58-year-old actor was shooting Season 6 of the AMC drama in New Mexico when he collapsed. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment.
Odenkirk’s condition was not immediately clear at the time of publication, as details have not been disclosed. But his friends and co-workers have flooded social media with love and support.
“Today I woke up to news that has made me anxious all morning,” Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston wrote. “My friend, Bob Odenkirk collapsed last night on the set of Better Call Saul. He is in the hospital in Albuquerque and receiving the medical attention he needs but his condition is not known to the public as yet. Please take a moment in your day today to think about him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way, thank you.”
David Cross, Odenkirk’s collaborator on the cult classic Mr. Show with Bob and David, tweeted, “I will share what I know when I can but Bob is one of the strongest people I know both physically and spiritually. He WILL get through this.”
Odenkirk’s Better Call Saul on-screen brother Michael McKean said, “Sending huge love to our @mrbobodenkirk. You got this, brother.” Meanwhile, Breaking Bad co-star Aaron Paul was succinct and heartfelt: “I love you my friend,” he wrote. Check out a selection of social media statements below.
I will share what I know when I can but Bob is one of the strongest people I know both physically and spiritually. He WILL get through this.
— david cross✍ (@davidcrosss) July 28, 2021
Sending huge love to our @mrbobodenkirk. You got this, brother.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) July 28, 2021
.@mrbobodenkirk is universally loved by all who have had the pleasure of working and laughing with him. Everyone is rooting for you, Bob!
— Al Franken (@alfranken) July 28, 2021
I barely know @mrbobodenkirk but the person I’ve met and the artist I’ve come to admire is getting my prayers tonight. To his family and friends, my family’s best wishes.
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) July 28, 2021
I love Bob Odenkirk and hope he’s doing as ok as possible.Advertisement
— John Hodgman (@hodgman) July 28, 2021