Wednesday, July 24, 2024

“Better Call Saul” Star Bob Odenkirk Speaks: “I had a small heart attack but it’s going to be ok”


Bob Odenkirk Tweets from the hospital that he’s going to be ok. Odernkirk collapsed on the set of “Better Call Saul:” earlier this week in New Mexico. He was rushed to the hospital. A day later, it was announced he’d had a heart attack but his vital signs were good. Now he says he didn’t have to have surgery, but I suspect he may have had stents placed in his arteries. His blockage was fixed. I’m sure People magazine will have his plaque on the cover next week. Whew!!!!

“Hi. It’s Bob.
Thank you.
To my family and friends who have surrounded me this week.
And for the outpouring of love from everyone who expressed concern and care for me. It’s overwhelming. But I feel the love and it means so much.
I had a small heart attack. But I’m going to be ok thanks to Rosa Estrada and the doctors who knew how to fix the blockage without surgery.
Also, AMC and SONYs support and help throughout this has been next-level. I’m going to take a beat to recover but I’ll be back soon.”

Thank god. Bob, take all the time you need.

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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