The actor was shooting on the show’s Albuquerque, New Mexico set when he collapsed and was immediately surrounded by crew members, who called an ambulance, TMZ reports. He is still in the hospital under the care of doctors, but there has been no official update on his status.
“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,” Breaking Bad lead Bryan Cranston shared on Wednesday morning. “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.”
Better Call Saul‘s Michael McKean in turn tweeted, “Sending huge love to our @mrbobodenkirk. You got this, brother.”
David Cross, who co-headlined HBO’s Mr. Show With Bob and David with Odenkirk, tweeted, “Bob is one of the strongest people I know both physically and spiritually. He WILL get through this.”
Odenkirk has earned four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for playing ethically challenged attorney Jimmy McGill, aka Saul Goodman, on Better Call Saul. The series debuted in 2015 as a spinoff of AMC’s hit Breaking Bad, where Odenkirk originated the role. Saul is currently filming its sixth and final season, which is expected to premiere early next year.
He first gained fame as a comedian on the sketch comedy series The Ben Stiller Show and later on HBO’s Mr. Show With Bob and David, alongside David Cross. Odenkirk has also served as a writer for Saturday Night Live and Late Night With Conan O’Brien. His other TV credits include Fargo, How I Met Your Mother and The Larry Sanders Show.
TVLine has reached out for updates on Odenkirk’s condition and will update this post as soon as any news arrives.