Bob Odenkirk, the “Better Call Saul” star, said Friday that he had a “small heart attack” but would “be back soon.”
The actor, 58, took to Twitter to make his first public statement after collapsing at the Albuquerque, New Mexico set on Tuesday.
“Hi. “Hi. Thank you. To my family members and friends who have been there for me this week. Thank you to everyone who showed concern and care. It is overwhelming. It’s overwhelming, but I feel the love.
He continued, “I had a slight heart attack.” Rosa Estrada and the doctors who were able to remove the blockage with minimal surgery saved my life.
His representatives previously stated that he suffered a “heart-related incident” and was now stable in Albuquerque after collapsing during the sixth and final seasons of the series.
Odenkirk also thanked both the network that broadcasts “Better Call Saul,” and the company that produces it.
He tweeted, “AMC and SONYs support has been next-level.” “It will take me a while to recover, but I’ll be back soon.”
Before Odenkirk’s tweets, Odenkirk had already changed the tone of his friends and co-stars from one of concern to another.
“Just got off the telephone with Bob and he is doing great!” David Cross, who teamed up with Odenkirk as a comedy duo to create the HBO sketch series “Mr. The “Joking, japing, and joshing” Show. He and his family are overwhelmed by the love and concern shown. He will soon be back to you. He’s doing great! “
Odenkirk was nominated for four Emmys. He plays the title character, Jimmy McGill, a down-on his luck lawyer who becomes increasingly corrupt. He adopts the pseudonym Saul Goodman to portray the “criminal lawyer” who has appeared in many episodes of “Breaking Bad” and eventually got his own spin-off.
Both shows were shot in New Mexico, where they were mostly set.