Better Call Saul: Bob Odenkirk hospitalized with an illness

Better Call Saul: Bob Odenkirk hospitalized with an illness

Better Call Saul

During the production of the sixth and final season of the popular AMC series distributed in Italy by Netflix, yesterday the protagonist of Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on set.

Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk got sick on set

Bob Odenkirk was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on the set of the series starring him and at the time he is still hospitalized and receiving all necessary medical treatment.

Production sources close to TMZ, which reported this disturbing news first, reported that Bob Odenkirk and the cast of the spin-off series of the cult Breaking Bad (you can buy the box set containing all 6 seasons of Breaking Bad on Blu-Ray here on Amazon). they were shooting in New Mexico only yesterday, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, when the accident happened. Sources also reported that Odenkirk fell and was immediately surrounded by staff members who, alarmed by the actor's sudden collapse, immediately called an ambulance.

It is unclear if Bob Odenkirk was conscious when he was transported to the hospital, but a source close to Odenkirk said he is still being treated at the hospital.

Bob Odenkirk became a household name when he played lawyer Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad, and his character was loved right away by fans, to the point of deserving a prequel spin-off series of his own. Better Call Saul's success is unquestionable, to the point that it is now close to reaching the impressive number of six seasons in total, just like the main series it started from.

Now, we just have to await further updates on the causes of the collapse and Bob Odenkirk's current state of health. Find all 5 early seasons of Better Call Saul here on Netflix.

Bob Odenkirk Is Hospitalized After Collapsing on the Set of Better Call Saul

Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the New Mexico set of Better Call Saul and was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday, TMZ first reported and CNN later confirmed. The 58-year-old was filming the Breaking Bad spin-off’s sixth and final season in Albuquerque when the episode occurred.

“Odenkirk went down, and was immediately surrounded by crew members who called an ambulance,” according to TMZ’s sources. The cause of Odenkirk’s collapse and his current condition are unclear at this time. He is still reportedly receiving medical care for the incident. 

Better Call Saul has earned Odenkirk four Emmy nominations and four Golden Globe nods for his portrayal of enterprising criminal defense attorney Saul Goodman. Prior to this award-worthy performance and his role on Breaking Bad, Odenkirk co-created and co-headlined in the HBO sketch series Mr. Show With Bob and David alongside David Cross. His other comedy credits include Emmy-winning stints writing for Saturday Night Live and The Ben Stiller Show. In recent years, Odenkirk has dabbled in more dramatic work, such as the action film Nobody and period drama Little Women. 

After news of Odenkirk’s hospitalization was reported, some of the actor’s collaborators sent well wishes on social media. Mr. Show cohort Cross 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.” Michael McKean, who plays his brother on Better Call Saul, wrote, “Sending huge love to our @mrbobodenkirk. You got this, brother.”

In 2022, both the final 13 episodes of Better Call Saul and Odenkirk’s new memoir are expected to premiere. It was announced in April that the actor’s book, Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama: A Memoir, will be published by Random House on January 18, 2022. According to the publisher, Odenkirk’s memoir will explore “the highs and lows of showbiz, his legendary cult status as a comedian, and what it’s like to reinvent a showbiz career after 50 and scale new heights.”

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