Bob Odenkirk is currently one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood, with his career-making works as Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul winning him several awards and a lot of acclaim. Last year, Bob Odenkirk collapsed and was rushed to the hospital while he was on the set of Better Call Saul.
Naturally, this worried several people including his fans and peers. It was previously said that he was in stable condition after being hospitalized. Bob Odenkirk himself gave an update after suffering from the heart attack as well.
While speaking to the New York Times, Bob Odenkirk reflected on his near-fatal heart attack and all that ensued afterwards. Odenkirk revealed he needed three defibrillator shocks to get his pulse back. “We were shooting a scene, we’d been shooting all day, and luckily I didn’t go back to my trailer.
“We were shooting a scene, we’d been shooting all day, and luckily I didn’t go back to my trailer. I went to two heart doctors at Cedars-Sinai, and I had dye and an M.R.I. and all that stuff, and the doctors disagreed” on a treatment plan.
Bob then clarified that “one of those pieces of plaque broke up,” which caused his heart attack. His co-stars Rhea and Fabian called for help and the on-set health safety supervisor, Rosa Estrada, and an assistant director, Angie Meyer, started giving Bob CPR and shocking him with an automated defibrillator. The first two shocks didn’t bring back his pulse, but “the third time, it got me that rhythm back.
Odenkirk returned to film the remaining portion of Better Call Saul season 6 one month after the heart attack. We will have to see whether it will live up to fans expectations or not.