More than a week after actor Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the sets of ‘Better Call Saul’ in New Mexico on July 27 after suffering a minor heart attack, the 58-year-old took to social media on Saturday to let his fans and well-wishers know that he is “doing great.”
“I am doing great. I’ve had my very own ‘It’s a wonderful life’ week of people insisting I make the world slightly better. Wow! Thank you, I love everyone right now but let’s keep expectations reasonable,” he tweeted, with his usual humorous touch.
During the shoot for season six of “Better Call Saul,” Odenkirk collapsed on the set and was rushed to the hospital, according to media reports. Although the reason behind his health condition wasn’t detailed at the time.
However, on July 31, the actor himself took to Twitter and wrote: “I had a small 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.”
At the time, he had thanked his family and friends who surrounded him during the tough week. “And for the outpouring of love from everyone who expressed concern and care for me. It’s overwhelming. But I feel the love and it means so much,” the “Breaking Bad” actor added.
Bob Odenkirk was popularly known for the sketch comedy series ‘Mr. Show With Bob and David’ before starring in ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’. The Emmy-winning actor co-created the show with David Cross. ‘Mr. Show With Bob and David’ aired on HBO from 1995 to 1998.
The 58-year-old has been awarded Emmys twice for his writing on “The Ben Stiller Show” and “Saturday Night Live.”
Most recently, he starred in the action film ‘Nobody’, which went on to do really well at the box office. In an interview with Variety, he opened up about being a full-fledged action star and said, “I’m a comedy writer, who is gradually sufferingly making my way into this discipline.”