The sixth and final season of the popular AMC drama, which is a spinoff of the hit series “Breaking Bad,” is currently in production in New Mexico. After Odenkirk collapsed, crew members immediately called an ambulance and he was rushed to a hospital. The cause of his collapse was not disclosed.
David Cross, who co-created and co-starred in the HBO sketch comedy show “Mr. Show With Bob and David” with Odenkirk in the mid 1990s, took to social media to send support to his longtime friend.
“I will share what I know when I can but Bob is one of the strongest people I know both physically and mentally. He WILL get through this,” Cross wrote late Tuesday night after news broke of Odenkirk’s hospitalization.
I will share what I know when I can but Bob is one of the strongest people I know both physically and spiritually. He WILL get through this.
— david cross✍ (@davidcrosss) July 28, 2021
“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston shared a heartfelt message Wednesday morning, asking fans to send positive thoughts and prayers to his past co-star.
“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,'” Cranston wrote. “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.”
Fellow “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul also posted a tribute to Odenkirk, writing “I love you my friend.”
“Better Call Saul” actor Michael McKean, who played Chuck McGill, the older brother of Odenkirk’s character Jimmy McGill before Jimmy took on the persona of Saul Goodman, also showed support to his former co-star and on-screen sibling.
“Sending huge love to our @mrbobodenkirk. You got this, brother,” McKean wrote.
Sending huge love to our @mrbobodenkirk. You got this, brother.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) July 28, 2021
Michael Mando, who plays Nacho Varga on “Better Call Saul,” wrote “Last night our dear Bob was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed on stage. Send all your positive energy and love to him and his family – let’s hope to have him back as soon as possible. I love u so much, my friend xo.”
Last night our dear Bob was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed on stage. Send all your positive energy and love to him and his family – let’s hope to have him back as soon as possible 🤍 I love u so much, my friend xo pic.twitter.com/FF0kC3uN1J
— Michael Mando (@MandoMichael) July 28, 2021
Abbi Crutchfield, comedian and host of Hulu’s “Up Early Tonight,” shared a video of Odenkirk’s most recent TV appearance on Netflix’s sketch comedy show “I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson.” In one memorable sketch featuring two men at a diner pretending to have known each other for years, Odenkirk’s character proceeds to spout exaggerated claims, such as owning triples of vintage cars and having a dying wife who was a model.
“One of my favorite sketches ever. Wishing Bob Odenkirk a full recovery,” Crutchfield wrote.
One of my favorite sketches ever. Wishing Bob Odenkirk a full recovery. ❤️ https://t.co/UhbdCmtvji
— Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) July 28, 2021
See more well wishes from celebrities to Odenkirk below.
Oh man, really hope Bob Odenkirk is ok.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) July 28, 2021
I barely know @mrbobodenkirk but the person I’ve met and the artist I’ve come to admire is getting my prayers tonight. To his family and friends, my family’s best wishes.
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) July 28, 2021
— Merrin Dungey (@RealMerrinD) July 28, 2021
— Diedrich Bader (@bader_diedrich) July 28, 2021
I love Bob Odenkirk and hope he’s doing as ok as possible.
— John Hodgman (@hodgman) July 28, 2021