Bob Odenkirk has reflected on the fan support he’s received after suffering a heart attack Better call Saul set last year.
The actor collapsed last July while working on the show’s final season.
When appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! On Thursday (April 14), the actor revealed how congratulations from viewers and loved ones had affected him as he recovered.
“It was so impressive,” said Odenkirk. “It’s still something I think about every day.
“I literally lay in bed at night listening to my heart and thinking of all the people who reacted when they heard this was happening and every opportunity I get I want to say thank you to everyone.”
He then noted that while he generally considers social media “a place of poison and evil,” his near-death experience and the reaction from people he’d never met made him change his mind.
Odenkirk explained, “Then that moment was just beauty and love from strangers. And I haven’t really figured it out yet, other than that it felt so damn good and still does. People aren’t as bad as I thought.”
In the previous discussion of his experience, the breaking Bad Star said he was “lucky” that he was “filming a scene all day” at the time of the medical incident.
Where he would normally have returned to his trailer on his own was with co-stars Rhea Seehorn and Patrick Fabian when he fell to the ground.
Her screams alerted the medical team, who responded with three rounds of defibrillation to get his heartbeat back.
The first two episodes of Better call Saul The sixth and final season of will be released April 18 in the US on AMC TV and April 19 on Netflix in the UK.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/bob-odenkirk-better-call-saul-support-b2058619.html Bob Odenkirk thanks fans for their support after suffering a heart attack on the set of Better Call Saul