Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk 'stable' in hospital after collapsing on set

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Bob Odenkirk, the star of Better Call Saul, is reportedly 'stable' in hospital after collapsing on set on Tuesday.

The 58-year-old actor was shooting the show in New Mexico when he fell ill and crew members called an ambulance.

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Bob Odenkirk has been hospitalised after collapsing on set. Photo: Getty

"We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart-related incident," representatives for the actor said in a statement released to NBC News.

"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."

Bob's son, Nate Odenkirk, also tweeted an update on his father’s condition, writing: "He’s going to be ok."

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After the actor was first rushed to hospital, his Breaking Bad co-star Bryan Cranston shared a post on social media to say he "woke up to news", asking his fans to keep Bob in their "thoughts and prayers".

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Bob Odenkirk with Breaking Bad co-stars RJ Mitte, Bryan Cranston and Dean Norris. Photo: Getty

"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.

"Please take a moment in your day today to think about him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way, thank you."

Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul also shared his love for his friend, while his TV brother on Better Call Saul Michael McKean, sent "huge love" and told him, "You got this brother."

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Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-off which has earned him four Emmy nominations for acting, is shooting its sixth and final season in Albuquerque. 

The coronavirus delayed production but the show — centred around his character Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman — is expected to return to TV in 2022.

Additional reporting by Suzy Byrne.

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