One day after the 58-year-old actor was rushed to the hospital in New Mexico, where the Breaking Bad spin-off shoots, he's recovering from an unspecified "heart-related" ailment. His family is thanking everyone for the "outpouring of well wishes," as his health status has been a trending topic all day Wednesday.
The full statement from Odenkirk's rep to Yahoo Entertainment says: “We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident. He 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 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.”
His son, Nate Odenkirk, posted on Twitter, "He is going to be okay."
He's going to be okay.
— Nate Odenkirk (@birthdaynate) July 28, 2021
The show wished him a "speedy recovery" via social media.
It was first reported late Tuesday that the actor, who plays shady lawyer Saul Goodman on the AMC show, fell ill on the set — and it was unclear if he was conscious while being transported to the hospital.
TMZ, which first broke the news, reports Odenkirk was "not conscious during the early hours in the hospital, although he's now lucid."
Odenkirk has had a long Hollywood career from his days as a Saturday Night Live writer to Mr. Show with Bob and David and his Emmy-nominated role of Saul on both AMC shows. His co-stars past and present shared messages as the emergency played out, including Bryan Cranston calling for "thoughts and prayers" for the actor and Aaron Paul sending his love.
The positive update led to more reactions — ones of relief. His TV brother on Better Call Saul, Michael McKean, wrote, "We are all sharing a great big sigh of relief, right?" while co-star Rhea Seehorn shared Nate's tweet with a string of hearts. David Cross wrote, "Bob won" while his wife, Amber Tamblyn, said "everyone — literally everyone — can breathe now."
We are all sharing a great big sigh of relief, right?
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) July 28, 2021
— david cross✍ (@davidcrosss) July 29, 2021
Bob is in stable condition and everyone— literally everyone— can breathe now. We haven’t slept since we heard the news. I am sending a mountain of love to my extended family: Naomi, Erin and Nate Odenkirk. WE LOVE YOU SOMETHING FIERCE.
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) July 28, 2021
It's unclear right now how his recovery will impact the production of Better Call Saul. The show is shooting its sixth and final season, but was held up by the coronavirus pandemic and was scheduled to air in 2022.