Bob Odenkirk’s son provides vital update on actor’s health after he collapsed on-set

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Bob Odenkirk, 58, was rushed to hospital after collapsing on the New Mexico set of the Netflix show, Better Call Saul, on Tuesday [July 27]. Now, his son has confirmed that the actor is in a stable condition.

He’s going to be okay

Nate Odenkirk

Sources told TMZ at the time that the star collapsed “mid-scene” and crew members immediately called emergency services at 11.34am local time.

It is unclear what the cause of Odenkirk’s collapse was and for how long the star is required to stay in hospital.

Offering an update on Twitter, Nate Odenkirk simply tweeted, “He’s going to be okay,” much to the relief of thousands of worried fans.

The star’s rep also confirmed to TMZ that he is in a stable condition, and has thanked staff at the hospital for caring for him.

They said: “We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident.

“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.”

TMZ reported that the star is now awake, lucid and on the rebound after his sudden collapse.

After news broke of his hospitalisation, friends, co-stars and fans flooded social media with well-wishes.

The actor’s Breaking Bad co-star Bryan Cranston, took to Instagram to share a throwback snap of the pair of them and wrote to his fans to send their prayers.

He penned: “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 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.”

Express.co.uk has contacted Odenkirk’s representatives for comment.

Better Call Saul, which stars Odenkirk as lawyer Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman and takes place before the events of Breaking Bad, and is currently in production for the final time, after making its debut in 2015.

The spin-off follows his character as he tackles cases as a powerful and greedy criminal defence lawyer.

Odenkirk has been nominated for four lead actor Emmys for his role in the AMC series.

He previously won two trophies for writing on Saturday Night Live (1989) and The Ben Stiller Show (1992).

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