Odenkirk was filming the sixth and final season of AMC’s “Better Call Saul” in New Mexico when he collapsed, and crew members immediately called an ambulance. The series is a prequel to the Bryan Cranston-starring crime drama “Breaking Bad” and centers on Odenkirk’s character, Jimmy McGill, who practices law under the alias Saul Goodman. Odenkirk has earned nine Emmy nominations for his work on the show, including as a producer.
As the public awaited details of Odenkirk’s condition Wednesday, many of his friends and co-stars publicly expressed their support.
Cranston shared a photo of himself with Odenkirk and asked his Instagram followers to “take a moment in your day today to think about him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way.”
David Cross, who co-created the HBO sketch comedy series “Mr. Show” alongside Odenkirk in the mid-1990s, described his collaborator on Twitter as “one of the strongest people I know both physically and spiritually.”
“He WILL get through this,” Cross added.
This post has been updated.