Bob Odenkirk, star of Better Call Saul, was taken to the hospital on Tuesday after fainting on the set of the show in New Mexico. A person close to Odenkirk who was not allowed to comment publicly about the subject told The Associated Press that crew workers contacted paramedics, who transported the 58-year-old actor to a hospital, where he stayed Tuesday night.
It was unclear what caused the fall or how long Odenkirk would be in the hospital. Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-off prequel, has started filming its sixth and final season, which will premiere on AMC next year. Better Call Saul, like Breaking Bad, is set in and mainly shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
An email submitted to an AMC official requesting more information or comment was not promptly replied. Odenkirk has received four Emmy nominations for his portrayal of the titular character, a down-on-his-luck lawyer called Jimmy McGill who grows progressively unscrupulous and assumes the alias Saul Goodman.
Michael McKean, who portrayed Odenkirk’s brother on the sitcom, was among many who wished him well on social media. McKean wrote, “Sending tremendous love to our (at)Mr bobodenkirk.” “You’ve got this, dude.”
Before playing Saul on Breaking Bad, Odenkirk was most known for Mr. Show With Bob and David, a sketch comedy series he co-created with David Cross that ran on HBO from 1995 to 1998. He earned two Emmys for his work on The Ben Stiller Show and Saturday Night Live. He has also featured in the films The Post, Little Women, and Nobody, as well as on HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show.