Tuesday, July 16, 2024

“Better Call Saul” Star Bob Odenkirk “Stable” with “Good Vital Signs” after Suffering Heart Attack On Set


Beloved actor Bob Odenkirk is termed “stable” and with “good vital signs” after suffering a heart attack yesterday while shooting “Better Call Saul” in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

His son, Nate, Tweeted: “He’s going to be okay.

Odenkirk was rushed to the hospital and there was a 24 hour blackout on news about him. But I spoke to one person this afternoon who told me they were very positive about reports on the actor. Then the family released a statement thanking everyone for their support and interest.

Odenkirk, who’s 59 years old, started as a writer on “Saturday Night Live” in the late 1980s and worked his way up through various sketch comedy shows until he hit the big time as Saul the lawyer in “Breaking Bad.” After 10 seasons, he was spun off into his own show, “Better Call Saul.”  He was just starting to shoot the sixth and final season of “Saul.” Now it’s unclear what will happen but the show can wait until he’s in fine fettle again.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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