Bob Odenkirk opens up about near-fatal ‘coronary heart incident’ on ‘Higher Name Saul’ set


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Bob Odenkirk is sharing extra particulars about his near-fatal coronary heart incident that occurred on the set of “Better Call Saul” final 12 months.

Odenkirk, 59, opened up concerning the July 2021 well being scare in a sit-down interview with “Today.” On the time of the incident, stories mentioned he was rushed to the hospital after experiencing a coronary heart assault.

In a sneak-peek clip launched from the upcoming TV interview, Odenkirk mentioned medical doctors have known as it a “heart incident.”

“Hey everybody, I had a heart attack, but if you’re a heart doctor, you know I had a heart incident,” he says, including, “I’d love a doctor to explain to me what the difference is.”


Physicians knowledgeable him that his widow-maker artery was “completely blocked,” he mentioned.

Odenkirk revealed he doesn't actually have any memory of the moment but has pieced together what happened through other people's accounts.

Odenkirk revealed he would not even have any reminiscence of the second however has pieced collectively what occurred by different folks’s accounts.
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“That’s why it’s called the widow-maker ‘cause you die when that happens,” the actor continues.

‘Better Call Saul’s’ Bob Odenkirk reveals co-stars helped save his life: ‘They screamed their heads off’

The incident precipitated fairly the scare for his co-stars and crew members, who instantly rushed in to assist. “Better Call Saul” stars Rhea Seehorn and Patrick Fabian had been “right nearby.” They set off the alarm and had been “screaming,” he provides.

A well being officer on the TV set then began performing CPR on the actor and likewise used an AED gadget. Odenkirk reminds viewers to “brush up on your CPR class” as a result of the method is totally different than it was 20 years in the past.

“You don’t have to breathe into the person anymore. Just keep the pounding going because the body naturally sucks in air if you’re doing that right among other reasons why you don’t need to do that. They came out and did CPR properly, right away, broke my ribs like you’re supposed to and carried on until the ambulance arrived,” he provides.

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Odenkirk in “Better Call Saul.”  He was filming the sixth and last season when he collapsed.
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Odenkirk additionally applauds his solid and crew for aiding him in the course of the “traumatizing” incident.

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“I was not present for any of it, but I’m told it was a pretty shocking day on set and traumatizing for all my co-stars and crew members, people I love very much who love me and stood by my side and then went to the hospital with me,” he says.

The actor’s reps confirmed the  incident final July in a press release to Each day Submit Digital.

“We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident,” the actor’s reps mentioned on the time.”He and his family would like to express gratitude for the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, as well as his cast, crew and producers who have stayed by his side.”

Only a few days later, the actor himself launched a press release on social media.

“To my family and friends who have surrounded me this 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,” he wrote in a tweet.

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“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,” he continued in a subsequent follow-up tweet. “Also, AMC and SONYs support and help throughout this has been next-level.  I’m going to take a beat to recover but I’ll be back soon.”

His restoration gave the impression to be comparatively easy, as a couple of week later, he mentioned on Twitter that he was doing “great.”

The Emmy nominee returned to the set of “Better Call Saul” in September 2021.


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