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Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk Recalls Medic's Words After His Heart Attack

Odenkirk suffered a small heart attack back in the summer of 2021 on the set of Better Call Saul.


It's been almost three years since actor Bob Odenkirk had his heart attack on the set of Better Call Saul. The Emmy-winning actor made a full recovery, it scared his family and fans worldwide, but also someone else: the on-set medic.

The star collapsed on the set of Better Call Saul in New Mexico on July 28, 2021, and was rushed to the hospital. Days later, he described the incident as a "small heart attack." Odenkirk recalled what happened in a recent interview with the Multiple Talking Women podcast, saying the medic froze after he slumped down and his heart was beginning to fail.

"It was his first day," Odenkirk said (via EW). "And he said, 'Oh no.'"

The actor had already passed out and luckily didn't hear him say that. The medic later apologized for freezing up before jumping to action. He also confessed that he didn't know how to perform CPR.

"Weeks later when I came back, he said, 'I'm so sorry it was my first day, I have been a firefighter,'--he was retired--'I've never done CPR. l have only ever seen other people do it,'" Odenkirk recalled.

He later returned to work on the final season in early September 2021, with the series finale airing the following year.

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