'Better Call Saul' star Bob Odenkirk speaks out for the first time since his hospitalization
Bob Odenkirk, pictured February 2020. John Lamparski / Getty Images
Actor Bob Odenkirk spoke up for the first time since his hospital stay on Tuesday.
The "Better Call Saul" star confirmed in a tweet on Friday that he had a "minor heart attack".
"It will take me a while to recover, but I will be back soon," Odenkirk wrote.
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"Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk spoke out on Friday for the first time since his sudden hospitalization on Tuesday after he collapsed on the set.
"Hi. It's Bob. Thanks," tweeted Odenkirk. “To my family and friends who surrounded me this week. And for the love of all who have expressed their concern and concern for me. It's overwhelming. But I feel love and it means so much. "
-Gentleman. Bob Odenkirk (@mrbobodenkirk) July 30, 2021
The actor said in a follow-up tweet on Friday that he had a "minor heart attack" and is recovering from a successful stay in hospital. He added that the doctors were able to remove the blockage behind the attack "without surgery".
Odenkirk collapsed on Tuesday while filming "Better Call Saul" in New Mexico and had to be hospitalized for several days. A day later, the actor's representatives said in an email statement to Insider that Odenkirk was in "stable condition" while his son tweeted, "He'll be fine."
-Nate Odenkirk (@birthdaynate) July 28, 2021
Shortly after news of Odenkirk's hospital stay broke, friends and fans posted supportive messages on social media wishing the actor a speedy recovery.
Odenkirk's "Breaking Bad" co-star Bryan Cranston wrote on Instagram on Wednesday that the news had made him "anxious all morning".
"Please take a moment today to think of him and send him positive thoughts and prayers, thank you," Cranston wrote about a photo of himself and Odenkirk.
Carter Bays, who worked with Odenkirk on the popular sitcom How I Met Your Mother, tweeted the actor as “gracious and humble”.
"Imagine writing comedies for a man who is better at writing comedies than you ever will be," wrote Bays.
-Carter Bays (@CarterBays) July 28, 2021
Odenkirk's "Mr. Show" co-creator and co-star David Cross also shared a Twitter statement about the actor on Wednesday.
"He WILL make it through this," wrote Cross.
-david cross✍ (@davidcrosss) July 28, 2021
Odenkirk is best known for his role as Saul Goodman on "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul" as well as for the sketch comedy show "Mr. Show With Bob and David". Most recently he starred in the action film "Nobody".
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