Bob Odenkirk is best known for his portrayal of the shady lawyer Saul Goodman in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul. Bob had a heart attack on the set of Better Call Saul a few months ago. Recently, the actor spoke out about the show and his survival of a heart attack.

Bob Odenkirk has opened up about the heart attack he suffered while filming Better Call Saul last year. On July 28, 2021, the 58-year-old star of the Breaking Bad prequel series collapsed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His son, Nate Odenkirk, reassured fans the next day that his father was “going to be okay.”

Odenkirk, speaking for the first time since the incident, told fans on Twitter two days later that he had suffered “a small heart attack” and would “be back soon.”In a new interview with The Guardian, Odenkirk reflected on the incident, saying that it taught him to “keep going.”

“Some people make their way through an experience like that and think: ‘I have to change my life, I have to stop whatever.’ And my thought was: ‘I have to keep going. This is great.’”

When asked about his memory loss during and after the incident, Odenkirk said, “I missed out on that existential lightning bolt. On the other hand, there’s a lingering … Is there such a thing as a lingering lightning bolt? We’ll invent that term.” When asked if the heart attack changed his life, the actor replied, “I think I’m still thinking about it.” He then discussed how the recent death of Bob Saget caused him to rethink his life.

“That made me think I’ve got to chase what I want more determinedly, because you don’t get to just linger for ever. And Saget passing made me think I could do a lot of work in being a more present and considerate person.

“Artistically – if you want to call me an artist, and fu*k you if you call me an artist – I’ve been very rewarded, and no one could ask for more. So maybe I need to shift my focus to just be a better person around other people.”

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