Actor Bob Odenkirk stable after collapse

US Actor Bob Odenkirk is recovering after a' heart-related incident' on the Better Call Saul set.
US Actor Bob Odenkirk is recovering after a' heart-related incident' on the Better Call Saul set.

'Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk is recovering in hospital and his condition is stable, after he collapsed on the show's New Mexico set.

"We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident," a statement from his representatives said. "He and his family would like to express gratitude for the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, as well as his cast, crew and producers who have stayed by his side. The Odenkirks would also like to thank everyone for the outpouring of well wishes and ask for their privacy at this time as Bob works on his recovery."

Odenkirk collapsed on Tuesday at the Albuquerque set where the "Breaking Bad" spin-off is shooting its sixth and final season. Crew members called an ambulance that took the 58-year-old actor to a local hospital.

Odenkirk's son Nate, the elder of his two children, has tweeted, "He's going to be OK."

The sixth season of the spin-off prequel to "Breaking Bad" is set to air on AMC next year.

"Bob is someone we have known and been lucky enough to work with for a long time," AMC said in a statement on Wednesday night. "The immediate outpouring of affection and concern from fans around the world is a clear reflection of his immense talents and ability to both move and entertain people. Like everyone else, we are so grateful to know he is in stable condition and receiving excellent care. We are holding him close in our thoughts and wishing for a fast and full recovery."

Odenkirk has been nominated for four Emmys for playing the title character, a down-on-his-luck lawyer named Jimmy McGill who becomes increasingly corrupt and adopts the pseudonym Saul Goodman, the "criminal lawyer" who appeared in dozens of episodes of "Breaking Bad."

Michael McKean, Odenkirk's co-star who played his brother on the "Better Call Saul," was among many wishing Odenkirk well on social media.

"Sending huge love to our (@)mrbobodenkirk," McKean tweeted. "You got this, brother."

Odenkirk's "Breaking Bad" co-stars also showed their love and concern.

"Today I woke up to news that has made me anxious all morning," Bryan Cranston said on Instagram, along with a photo of himself with Odenkirk. "Please take a moment in your day today to think about him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way."

Australian Associated Press