Bob Odenkirk’s Heart Attack On Better Call Saul Set

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You know Bob Odenkirk from things like Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, and Mr. Show.


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Last year, Bob had a heart attack on the set of Better Call Saul. It sounds like it was pretty rough, but thankfully he survived it.


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In a new interview with the New York Times, the actor shared what happened that day on set, and how his fellow cast and crew took care of him.


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Odenkirk says that the heart attack happened after shooting all day, when he decided to kill time in a space near his co-stars Rhea Seehorn and Patrick Fabian, instead of in his trailer.


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“I went to play the Cubs game and ride my workout bike, and I just went down, he explained. “Rhea said I started turning bluish-gray right away.”


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Seehorn and Fabian got help, and set health safety supervisor Rosa Estrada and assistant director Angie Meyer applied CPR to Odenkirk, while also shocking him with an automated defibrillator.


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The first two attempts at starting Odenkirk’s heart failed, but, “The third time, it got me that rhythm back,” he explained.


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Odenkirk spent a week recovering in the hospital and is since back to good health. I’m glad he’s OK!


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Read the entire interview here.



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