“Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the show’s New Mexico set on Tuesday and had to be hospitalized.
Crew members called an ambulance that took the 58-year-old actor to a hospital, where he remained Tuesday night, a person close to Odenkirk who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter
t was not quickly clear what caused the breakdown, or how long Odenkirk may be hospitalized.
“Better Call Saul,” the side project prequel to “Breaking Bad,” has been shooting its 6th and last season, which is set to air on AMC one year from now.
Like “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul” is set in and for the most part shot in Albuquerque.
An email shipped off an agent of AMC looking for more data or remark was not quickly returned.
Odenkirk has been designated for four Emmys for playing the title character, a down-on-his-karma attorney named Jimmy McGill who turns out to be progressively bad and embraces the pen name Goodman.
Michael McKean, Odenkirk’s co-star who played his sibling on the show, was among many wishing Odenkirk well via web-based media.
“Sending gigantic love to our @mrbobodenkirk,” McKean tweeted. “You got this, sibling.”
Odenkirk’s hospitalization was first revealed by TMZ.
Before the “Saul” job, which he likewise played on “Breaking Bad,” Odenkirk was most popular for “Mr. Show With Bob and David,” the sketch parody series he co-made with David Cross that initially circulated on HBO from 1995 to 1998.
He has won two Emmys, for his composition on “The Ben Stiller Show” and on “Saturday Night Live.”
He has likewise showed up on HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show” and in the movies “The Post,” “Little Women” and “No one.”