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Bob Odenkirk confirms heart attack in first statement since collapsing

Bob Odenkirk, the beloved actor most commonly recognised for his performance in hit shows such as Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, has released his first statement since collapsing on set.

Odenkirk, who was said to be in a stable condition after collapsing on the set of Better Call Saul on the 28th of July, has now confirmed that he suffered a heart attack.

“Thank you,” he began in his statement issued to social media. “To my family and friends who have surrounded me this week. And for the outpouring of love from everyone who expressed concern and care for me.  It’s overwhelming. But I feel the love and it means so much.”

Detailing further, Odenkirk added: “I had a small heart attack. But I’m going to be OK thanks to Rosa Estrada and the doctors who knew how to fix the blockage without surgery.

“Also, AMC and SONYs support and help throughout this has been next-level. I’m going to take a beat to recover but I’ll be back soon.”

Whilst filming the Breaking Bad spin-off series in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Odenkirk collapsed and was quickly rushed to hospital by the production crew.

Words of well-wishes flooded in from across Hollywood and the wider world on Twitter, including from significant industry names Judd Apatow, Ron Funches and Bryan Cranston, with the former Breaking Bad co-star stating on Instagram, “Please take a moment in your day today to think about him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way, thank you”.

Whilst we await the final report of the incident, we hope for the speedy recovery of the much-beloved actor.

See the statement, below.

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