- Title: Bob Odenkirk rushed to hospital after collapsing on set of 'Better Call Saul'
- Date: 28th July 2021
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - JANUARY 29, 2015) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** CAST OF "BETTER CALL SAUL" ASSEMBLING ON RED CARPET FOR SCREENING OF SERIES PREMIERE PHOTOGRAPHERS / CAST POSING ODENKIRK BEING INTERVIEWED ON RED CARPET ODENKIRK EMBRACING CASTMATE PATRICK FABIAN ON RED CARPET CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - FEBRUARY 2, 2016) (REUTERS) ODENKIRK ON RED CARPET WITH HIS WIFE, NAOMI, AT SECOND SEASON OF "BETTER CALL SAUL" PREMIERE ODENKIRK SPEAKING TO REPORTER (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR BOB ODENKIRK, SAYING: "It's really the best role ever than anyone could imagine because it has so many sides to it and it's so real feeling, he goes through so many deep changes. I'm a very lucky person as an actor." "BETTER CALL SAUL" CREATORS VINCE GILLIGAN AND PETER COULD BEING INTERVIEWED ON RED CARPET CAST OF "BETTER CALL SAUL" POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS ON RED CARPET SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - JULY 19, 2018) (REUTERS) CAST OF "BREAKING BAD" AND "BETTER CALL SAUL" POSING TOGETHER (L-R, ACTORS PATRICK FABIAN, BETSY BRANDT, DEAN NORRIS, BRYAN CRANSTON, RJ MITTE AND BOB ODENKIRK) ODENKIRK POSING WITH NORRIS ODENKIRK POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - JUNE 5, 2018) (REUTERS) RED CARPET FOR PREMIERE OF "INCREDIBLES 2" / ODENKIRK SPEAKING TO REPORTER ODENKIRK SPEAKING TO REPORTER
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- Keywords: Better Call Saul Bob Odenkirk Breaking Bad Incredibles 2 actor collapse hospital
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- Country: USA
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- Story Text:Television and film actor Bob Odenkirk was taken to a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday (July 27) after collapsing on the set of his AMC cable network show "Better Call Saul," according to sources close to the performer.
The incident was first reported by celebrity news website TMZ.com, which said Odenkirk was stricken as he and cast-mates were shooting a scene in New Mexico, where the series is set, and that he was immediately surrounded by crew members who called an ambulance.
Two sources confirmed the accuracy of TMZ's account to Reuters by email, on condition that they not be named.
TMZ, which cited its own production and law enforcement sources for its story, reported it was unclear whether Odenkirk, 51, was conscious when he was transported. As of 7:30 p.m. local time, TMZ said, the actor was still in a hospital under the care of doctors.
"Better Call Saul," currently in production for its sixth season, is a prequel to the hit AMC crime series "Breaking Bad," which introduced Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, the sharp-witted criminal defense lawyer for the show's protagonist, played by Bryan Cranston.
Odenkirk's spinoff traces his character's evolution from a two-bit scam artist turned struggling public defender named Jimmy McGill into the morally conflicted attorney Saul Goodman, who ultimately makes a career representing drug traffickers and underworld figures.
His performances on "Better Call Saul" have earned Odenkirk four Primetime Emmy Award nominations. His motion picture credits include supporting roles in such films as "Nebraska," "The Post" and "Little Women." More recently he starred in the big-screen action thriller "Nobody."
He previously worked as a comedy writer for "Saturday Night Live" and "The Ben Stiller Show."
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