Bob Odenkirk Hospitalized After Collapsing While Filming Better Call Saul

While filming Better Call Saul in Albuquerque, N.M., Bob Odenkirk was rushed to the hospital and is still receiving medical treatment, E! News has confirmed.

By Alyssa Morin, Ryan Gajewski Jul 28, 2021 3:18 AMTags
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Bob Odenkirk is currently receiving medical treatment following an incident on set.

On Tuesday, July 27, the award-winning actor was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed while on the set of Better Call Saul, a source close to production confirmed to E! News. According to the insider, Bob is continuing to receive medical care.

Per TMZ, which first broke the news, the 58-year-old star was shooting a scene with other cast members in Albuquerque, N.M. when things took a turn. The outlet reports through production sources that Bob fell down and was immediately surrounded by crew members to receive help.

The Nobody actor was transported to a nearby hospital after crew members called an ambulance around 11:34 a.m., law enforcement sources told TMZ. Additionally, an insider close to Bob explained to the publication that he is still under the care of doctors.

E! News has reached out to the star's reps for additional comment. At this time, the fan-favorite series, which airs on AMC, is filming its sixth season.

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On Wednesday, July 28, Bob's Breaking Bad co-star Bryan Cranston asked for prayers for his friend. "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 wrote on Instagram. "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."

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Bob has received four Emmy Award nominations in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Better Call Saul, which debuted in February 2015. The series is a spinoff of Breaking Bad, where the actor originated the popular character. 

He got his Hollywood start as a writer for Saturday Night Live and later co-starred with David Cross on HBO's sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David. His film work as an actor has included Steven Spielberg's The Post and Greta Gerwig's Little Women. 

Bob shares two children with wife Naomi Yomtov. In April 2020, the star told James Corden about his then-21-year-old son Nathan's bout with COVID-19