Bob Odenkirk Suffered a 'Heart-Related' Medical Emergency | 22 Words

Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk suffered a "heart-related" medical emergency when he collapsed on the show's set earlier this week but thankfully, he is now stable.

The fifty-eight-year-old was rushed to hospital on Tuesday while filming his Breaking Bad spin-off show, Better Call Saul, in New Mexico. Crew members called an ambulance that took the actor to a local hospital.

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In a statement issued to TMZ by his representatives, they explained that he is "in stable condition."

"We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart-related incident," the statement read.

"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."

Shortly before the statement, Odenkirk's son took to Twitter to reassure fans that his dad was okay: "He's going to be okay."

Yesterday, Odenkirk's friend, Bryan Cranston, who starred in Breaking Bad as Walter White, called for fans to send positive thoughts and prayers Odenkirk's way.

"Today I woke up to news that has made me anxious all morning. 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," he wrote on Instagram.

Odenkirk's Better Call Saul, co-star Michael McKean also shared his support, tweeting: "Sending huge love to our @mrbobodenkirk. You got this, brother."

Odenkirk was filming the sixth and final season for Better Call Saul, which is due to broadcast next year on US network AMC when the emergency happened. The series first aired in 2015 following the conclusion of Breaking Bad in 2013.

The well-loved show has earned Odenkirk 4 Emmy nominations. He has also won 2 Emmys, for his writing on The Ben Stiller Show and on Saturday Night Live.

We wish Odenkirk a speedy recovery!