Monday, April 15, 2024

Fans Send Well-Wishes to “Better Call Saul” Star Bob Odenkirk, Hospitalized After Collapse on Set


Fans of actor Bob Odenkirk, — and there are legions of them — are sending well wishes to him since last night on social media.

The star of “Better Call Saul” collapsed on the set of the show in New Mexico and was rushed to a local hospital. There’s been no word on his condition since Tuesday night.

Odenkirk, age 59, has a raft of Emmy nominations for playing Jimmy McGill, the lawyer who became Saul in the series “Breaking Bad.” He more recently starred in “Little Women” as the at-war father of the family of girls.

Odenkirk won earlier fame on “Mr. Show” with David Cross. Both Cross and “Saul” co-star Michael McKean Tweeted out support for their pal last night.  He has Emmy Awards for writing on “The Ben Stiller Show” and “SNL.”

“Better Call Saul” had just started filming its sixth and final season.




Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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