TMZ and TheWrap are reporting that Better Call Saul star, Bob Odenkirk, has been hospitalized after collapsing on the show’s set on Tuesday night.
According to both outlets, the 58-year-old actor was filming the Breaking Bad spinoff’s sixth and final season in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when he collapsed.
Crew members immediately called an ambulance and he was rushed to the hospital. According to Variety, Odenkirk is still receiving medical care, though the cause has not been disclosed.
Odenkirk portrays con-man lawyer Saul Goodman who first appeared in Breaking Bad. In Better Call Saul, we see the character’s transformation from the ambitious, criminally-inclined, but big-hearted, Jimmy McGill to slimy criminal defense lawyer Saul. Odenkirk.
Odenkirk’s work on Better Call Saul has yielded him four Golden Globe nominations for best actor in a television series drama, and four Emmy nominations for outstanding lead actor in a drama series.
The actor, comedy writer and producer was born in Berwyn, Illinois, then raised in Naperville. He is one of seven siblings born to Walter Odenkirk (1930-1986), who was employed in the printing business, and Barbara Odenkirk (née Baier), Catholics of Irish and German descent.
The 13-episode final season of Better Call Saul is expected to premiere in early 2022 on AMC.
TMZ was first to report.