Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the show’s set in New Mexico on Tuesday and had to be hospitalized.
Crew members called an ambulance which took the 58-year-old actor to hospital, where he remained on Tuesday evening, an unauthorized person close to Odenkirk told The Associated Press. to speak out publicly on the case. It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse or how long the actor could be in the hospital.
Better Call Saul, the prequel spin-off from Breaking Bad, has filmed its sixth and final season, which is slated to air on AMC and Netflix next year.
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Odenkirk has been nominated for four Emmy Awards for playing the title character, a hapless lawyer named Jimmy McGill who becomes increasingly corrupt and adopts the pseudonym Saul Goodman.
Odenkirk co-star Michael McKean was among many to wish Odenkirk good luck on social media. “Send immense love to our @mrbobodenkirk”, McKean a tweeté. “You got that, brother. ”
Prior to the role of Saul, which he also played in Breaking Bad, Odenkirk was best known for Mr Show With Bob and David, the comedy sketch series he co-created with David Cross and originally aired on HBO from 1995 to 1998.
Over the years of Mr Show, Odenkirk once wrote a song called Mouthful of Sores, inspired by an illness that left him bedridden with stress. “I’m a very tense guy,” he told Guardian’s Stuart Heritage in an interview last month for the action thriller Nobody, in which he starred.
Odenkirk has won two Emmy Awards, for his writing on The Ben Stiller Show and Saturday Night Live. He has also appeared on HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show and in The Post and Little Women films.