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'Better Call Saul' star Bob Odenkirk recovering from 'heart-related' issue after collapse

Odenkirk plays the titular character in the TV series, which is in production for its sixth season.
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/ Source: TODAY

Actor Bob Odenkirk is recovering after being rushed to the hospital on Tuesday for a "heart related incident."

The series is currently filming its sixth season and was on location in New Mexico where Odenkirk collapsed, a representative for the actor confirmed to TODAY.

Crew members immediately surrounded the actor, his representative said, and called an ambulance. It’s unclear if Odenkirk was conscious when he was transported.

Wednesday afternoon, Odenkirk's representative told TODAY that the actor is in "stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident."

“We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident," his spokesperson said. "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."

His family also asked for privacy as Odenkirk "works on his recovery."

"Better Caul Saul" is a spin-off series of the tremendously popular "Breaking Bad" series. Odenkirk, 58, plays lawyer and con-man Saul Goodman.

After news of Odenkirk's collapse, his colleagues took to social media to send their well-wishes.

"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. He is in the hospital in Albuquerque and receiving the medical attention..." Bryan Cranston wrote. "Please take a moment in your day today to think about him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way, thank you."

"I love you my friend," actor Aaron Paul, who played Jesse Pinkman in “Breaking Bad,” posted.

Michael Mando, who plays Nacho Varga, in both "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul," also shared his thoughts.

"Last night our dear Bob was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed on stage," he tweeted. "Send all your positive energy and love to him and his family - let’s hope to have him back as soon as possible. I love u so much, my friend."