Hollywood’s Bob Odenkirk recovering from heart attack days after collapsing on set

Better Call Saul star Odenkirk recovering from mild heart attack
Better Call Saul star Odenkirk recovering from mild heart attack

Actor and comedian, Bob Odenkirk, said on Friday that he was recovering from a mild heart attack after collapsing on the set of his show earlier this week.

The 58-year-0ld who is best known as the sardonic morally conflicted criminal defense lawyer on television's "Better Call Saul," fell ill in New Mexico on Tuesday during the production of the sixth and final season of his darkly humorous AMC cable network series and was taken to a hospital in Albuquerque for treatment.

Representatives for the performer issued a statement the next day saying he was listed in stable condition "after experiencing a heart-related incident," Reuters report.

In a pair of Twitter posts on Friday, Odenkirk was a bit more specific, saying, "I had a small heart attack. But I'm going to be OK thanks to Rosa Estrada and the doctors who knew how to fix the blockage without surgery." The reference to Rosa Estrada was not explained.

He also thanked the AMC network and producers Sony Pictures Television for their support, and family and friends for "the outpouring of love," adding, "I'm going to take a beat to recover but I'll be back soon."

Longtime friend and former HBO sketch comedy co-star David Cross tweeted earlier that he had spoken earlier by telephone with Odenkirk, whom he described as "doing great" and "joking, japing and joshing."

Odenkirk began his career as a comedy writer for several shows in the late 1980s and early '90s, including "Saturday Night Live." And he has since appeared in a number of motion pictures.

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