Bryan Cranston asks fans to send 'positive thoughts and prayers' to Bob Odenkirk
"Today I woke up to news that has made me anxious all morning," Cranston wrote in an Instagram post Wednesday. "My friend, Bob Odenkirk collapsed last night on the set of Better Call Saul. He is in the hospital in Albuquerque and receiving the medical attention he needs but his condition is not known to the public as yet. Please take a moment in your day today to think about him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way, thank you."
Odenkirk, 58, was filming an episode for the final season of Saul when he was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. The actor who rose to fame on the sketch comedy series he created with David Cross, Mr. Show, transitioned into drama with such projects as Breaking Bad and Nebraska. Earlier this year, he headlined the big-screen action thriller Nobody.
Fellow Breaking Bad alum Aaron Paul also posted support on Instagram, writing, "I love you my friend," while former Better Call Saul castmate Michael McKean tweeted, "Sending huge love to our @mrbobodenkirk. You got this, brother." Cross reassured fans on Twitter, "I will share what I know when I can but Bob is one of the strongest people I know both physically and spiritually. He WILL get through this."
This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown was among the other celebrities sending get-well wishes to Odenkirk, writing, "Wishing the wonderful actor and exceptional human being @mrbobodenkirk a speedy and full recovery."
The final season of Saul was slated to air in 2021 but was moved to 2022 after production was delayed in the pandemic.