It’s been reported that Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk was rushed to hospital on Tuesday morning after suddenly collapsing on set of the hit AMC series. The Breaking Bad prequel was shooting its sixth and final season in New Mexico yesterday when Odenkirk – who plays everyone’s favorite crooked lawyer Saul Goodman AKA Jimmy McGill – is said to have fallen to the ground. Concerned crew members then called for an ambulance which took him to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he remains under the care of doctors.
An actor and comedian with decades of experience in the industry, Odenkirk became a household name thanks to his acclaimed turn in Breaking Bad, appearing in 36 episodes of the show from 2009-13. In 2015, he was promoted to the lead of his own spinoff, which explores how small-time criminal Jimmy became the conniving lawyer fans knew from BB. In total, Odenkirk’s performance has earned him four Emmy nominations and four Golden Globe nominations over the years.
Not to mention a legion of adoring fans. As news of Odenkirk’s collapse hit the web, social media was flooded with an outpouring of support and love for the star, from both celebrities and fans alike. Michael McKean – who plays Jimmy’s brother Chuck on Better Call Saul – sent “huge love” to Odenkirk. “You got this brother,” he shared on Twitter.
Fellow actor Elijah Wood was deeply concerned about the news, just like the rest of us.
Comedian and actor John Hodgman shared the love, too.
He’s a national treasure.
Everyone right now:
This is true.
Neither representatives of Bob Odenkirk or AMC have yet to publicly respond to the situation, so the ins and outs have yet to be revealed. There’s no telling at the moment the severity of the cause of the actor’s collapse or even what’s going on with the shoot. Better Call Saul season 6 is scheduled to debut on AMC sometime in early 2022.