(FiveNation.com)- Bob Odenkirk, the 58-year-old actor best known for his roles in “Better Call Saul” and “Breaking Bad,” suddenly collapsed on Tuesday.
While filming a new episode of ABC’s “Better Call Saul” for its final season, Odenkirk fell to the ground and was rushed to the hospital. The filming was taking place in New Mexico, and people present when he collapsed told TMZ that he fell down mid-scene at 11:34am. Crew members immediately called for an ambulance.
Thankfully, the popular actor is now in a stable condition after reportedly experiencing a “heart-related incident.”
Representatives for Odenkirk said on Wednesday that he is stable and that his family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors and nurses who are taking care of him. They also expressed their thanks to the cast and crew who have been by his side and for the well wishes he has received from the world. They also asked for their privacy as Bob works on recovering.
Nate Odenkirk, Bob’s son, tweeted on Wednesday that he’s “going to be okay.”
He's going to be okay.
— Nate Odenkirk (@birthdaynate) July 28, 2021
Odenkirk has played a huge role in developing AMC as one of the most popular TV networks for original programming. The two shows he worked on with the network, Breaking Bad and the spin-off Better Call Saul, are among the most popular television shows in modern history and are the most valued works produce under Sony Television.
Odenkirk also recently announced that he is writing a memoir about his acting career which includes his time working on the two shows.