Breaking Bad actor Bob Odenkirk via Twitter: ‘Had a small heart attack, but will be back soon’
Bob Odenkirk had a “minor heart attack” but is now on his way to recovery, the actor said on Twitter. Odenkirk was taken to hospital in an ambulance on Tuesday after becoming unwell on the set of the Better Call Saul series in the US state of New Mexico.
‘Hi. Bob here. Thank you. To all my family and friends who have surrounded me this week,” Odenkirk begins his story. “And for all the love from everyone who has expressed concern. It’s overwhelming. But I feel the love and it means so much.’
The actor writes that he had a minor heart attack. “But I’m fine thanks to the doctors who knew how to clear the blockage without surgery.” The 58-year-old actor is taking the time to recover for the time being, “but I’ll be back soon.”
Earlier today, comedy colleague David Cross already announced on Twitter that Odenkirk was doing well. ‘I just called Bob and he’s doing great! A joke here and there,” Cross writes, who ran the popular series Mr. Show with Bob and David together with Odenkirk. “Both he and his family have been overwhelmed by all the messages of love and concern everyone has sent. You will hear from him shortly. But he is doing very well!!!’
Odenkirk was taken to hospital by ambulance after becoming unwell on the set of the Breaking Bad spinoff series Better Call Saul, where he was working on the filming of the sixth and final season. The series mr. Show with Bob and David was remade on Netflix in 2015 as W/ Bob & David.