Bob Odenkirk, who was brought to the ER following an on-set medical emergency in July 2021, remembered the day of his near-fatal heart attack, which required the actor to have stents implanted in his heart.
Bob Odenkirk remembered the day he fell on the sets of Better Call Saul after concluding a scene for the show’s sixth and final season inside a recent interview with the New York Times. “We were filming a scene, and then we’d been filming all day,” he explained, “and thankfully I didn’t go back to my trailer.”
Instead, he went to an offset spot to hang out together with his co-stars Rhea Seehorn and Patrick Fabian, this, as he noted, allowed for even more prompt treatment while he had a heart attack.
“I went to watch the Cubs game as well as ride my training bike, and all of a sudden I collapsed.” “Rhea reported I started going bluish-grey immediately away,” he continued. The actor went on to say that his medical emergency was caused by a record of plaque accumulation in his heart.
“I’d known I used to have this plaque buildup in my heart since 2018,” he stated.
“I went to two cardiac physicians at Cedars-Sinai and had dye and an M.R.I. and all that stuff, and the doctors couldn’t agree on a treatment plan,” says the patient. After receiving conflicting recommendations from the physicians, Bob decided to accept the advice of the second specialist, who insisted on waiting and stated he didn’t need to start medicine right away.
Then “one of those plaque bits broke apart,” resulting in a heart attack. Rhea Seehorn and Patrick Fabian, who were with Bob at the time, phoned for assistance, Rosa Estrada, the set health safety supervisor, and Angie Meyer, an assistant director, began giving Bob CPR and was shocked him with an automatic defibrillator, as reported by People.
Bob Odenkirk expressed gratitude to the whole cast and crew for their help in risking his life. Upon his heart attack, Bob used social media to keep people updated on his status. “I am doing fine,” he tweeted. “I’ve had my own ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ week, with individuals insisting on helping me make the world a better place. Wow! Thank you; I adore everyone at the moment, but let’s keep our expectations in check!” Bob cracked a joke.
Bob Odenkirk confirmed his return to set for such final season on September 8, 2021. “I’m very delighted to be here,” he remarked, “and to be living this particular life with such wonderful people.”