‘Better Call Saul’s’ Bob Odenkirk reveals co-stars helped save his life: ‘They screamed their heads off’
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In an episode of Tuesday Lorraine, Odenkirk, 59, said, “I had a heart attack. They [Patrick and Rhea] found me and discovered that some plaque had gotten into my artery and blocked it. They came over, didn’t know what to do, but they screamed until the medic arrived and performed CPR. Thank God, very fortunate, very lucky. “
The “Breaking Bad” actor has been known in past interviews to credit his co-stars, Rhea Seehorn and Patrick Fabian, for “screaming their heads off” and alerting the medic, who then performed CPR, which saved his life.
Bob Odenkirk revealed medics helped perform CPR after he suffered a near-fatal heart attack while on set of “Better Call Saul” in July 2021.
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Odenkirk detailed that Rhea and Patrick were waiting on the side of the set, due to COVID restrictions.
The actor’s reps confirmed the incident last July in a statement to Fox News Digital.
” “We can confirm Bob is stable after experiencing a cardiac related incident,” said the actor’s representatives. “He and his family would like express their gratitude to the amazing doctors and nurses who looked after him, as also his cast, crew, and producers who stayed by his side. “
Odenkirk in “Better Call Saul.” He was filming the sixth, final season of Better Call Saul when he collapsed.
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Just a few days later, the actor himself released a statement on social media.
“To my family and friends who have surrounded me this week. Thank you for your love and concern. It’s overwhelming. He wrote in a tweet, “But I feel the love. It means so much.” I had a slight 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,” he continued in a subsequent follow-up tweet. “Also AMC and SONYs support throughout this was top-notch. It will take me a while to recover, but I’ll be back soon. “
The Emmy nominee returned to the set of “Better Call Saul” in September 2021. The sixth and final season will air in April.
Fox News’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.
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