‘Better Call Saul’ Stars David Cross, Michael McKean Speak Out After Bob Odenkirk Collapses on Set

by Keeli Parkey

The news of “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk’s collapse on set – and ensuing hospitalization – has shocked his fans and costars. They are worried for him and hoping for the best. However, as of the early afternoon hours (ET time) of Wednesday, July 28, his status is not all that clear.

According to Deadline, Odenkirk collapsed on the set of the popular show on Tuesday. As fans are aware, it is a spinoff of the well-respected hit series, “Breaking Bad.” That series, which aired from 2008 until 2013, starred Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul as the lead characters.

The 58-year-old Odenkirk reprised his role as the sometimes sleazy, yet usually clever, lawyer Saul Goodman, aka Jimmy McGill, in “Better Call Saul.” The actor, his fellow cast members, and crew were filming an episode of the spinoff’s sixth season when Odenkirk was rushed from the set to the hospital. The show’s first episode aired in 2015.

After news of Bob Odenkirk’s collapse, some of his very famous friends took to social media to share their well-wishes. One of those famous friends is Odenkirk’s co-star David Cross. Cross, who also appeared in “Arrested Development,” worked with Odenkirk in “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” which aired on HBO.

Cross shared his belief that his friend and co-star would survive this medical ordeal. “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,” Cross tweeted.

Michael McKean also shared his thoughts about Odenkirk’s collapse. McKean plays Chuck McGill in “Better Call Saul.”

“Sending huge love to our @mrbobodenkirk. You got this, brother,” McKean tweeted.

Other Celebrities Share Support for ‘Better Call Saul’ Star Bob Odenkirk

David Cross and Michael McKean weren’t the only celebrity friends of Bob Odenkirk to publically voice their support for the actor.

Two of the other celebrities were his “Breaking Bad” co-stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. Cranston shared his well-wishes via Instagram. And, he encouraged his followers to keep Odenkirk in their thoughts.

“Today I woke up to news that has made me anxious all morning. My friend, Bob Odenkirk collapsed last night on the set of ‘Better Call Saul,'” Cranston posted. “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.”

Aaron Paul also shared his positive message via Instagram.

“I love you my friend,” Paul shared.

Even celebrities who aren’t that close to “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk were wishing him the best. One of those was “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander.

“I barely know @mrbobodenkirk but the person I’ve met and the artist I’ve come to admire is getting my prayers tonight. To his family and friends, my family’s best wishes,” Alexander shared.