Bob Odenkirk’s “Breaking Bad” co-stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have sent well wishes to the actor after he collapsed on the set of his hit TV show “Better Call Saul.”
The 58-year-old suffered a “heart-related incident” that caused him to collapse, representatives for the actor told CNN Wednesday, adding he was in a stable condition.
Odenkirk was shooting in New Mexico when he collapsed, according to TMZ, which first broke the story.
Writing on Instagram Wednesday, Cranston said the news had made him “anxious all morning,” and urged fans to “take a moment in your day today to think about him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way.”
Meanwhile, actor Paul also posted a photo of Odenkirk on Instagram and wrote alongside it: “I love you my friend.”
“Breaking Bad” ran five seasons from 2008 to 2013. It saw Cranston’s Walter White, and Paul’s Jesse Pinkman, initially seek the services of Saul Goodman (played by Odenkirk) as a criminal defense attorney to help them launder their cash.
Odenkirk’s “Better Call Saul,” which is currently in production for its sixth season, serves as a prequel and features him in the title role.
The Odenkirks expressed gratitude to medical staff and fans for their good wishes in a statement.
Odenkirk’s news prompted support messages from his “Better Call Saul” co-stars.
Michael McKean, who plays Chuck in the series, was among many to wish the actor well via social media. “Sending enormous love to @mrbobodenkirk. McKean tweeted, “You got this brother.”
Odenkirk was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards as well as four Primetime Emmy Awards for his role in Saul Goodman.
He was previously a writer on “Saturday Night Live” as well as co-creating and staring in the HBO sketch comedy series, “Mr. Show with Bob and David