Bob Odenkirk feels ‘great’ after heart attack

Bob Odenkirk feels “great” after a July 2021 heart attack that nearly killed him.

“I got two stents, a tiny part of my heart is made of metal, and I feel good,” he told Page Six exclusively Saturday during a “Better Call Saul” screening at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The actor, 59, collapsed while on the “Better Call Saul” set, and a deliberator was used three times in an attempt to revive him. Eventually, he was rushed to hospital, where he underwent surgery.

The “Breaking Bad” alum told us he was not scared at all over the health scare “because I don’t remember anything” about it.

“It was scary to [co-star Rhea Seehorn] and Patrick Fabian, who was standing right there when it happened, and everybody else, the whole crew who came around,” he explained. “They were freaked out, but I can’t recall anything.”

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Odenkirk stars as a shady attorney in “Better Call Saul.”
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Odenkirk added that when he awoke the day “after having surgery, I was like, ‘Let’s go to work!’ and people were like, ‘Calm down, calm down.’”

Peter Gould, the show’s executive producer and writer, described the incident as “terrifying.”

“We were very worried, very scared, very upset,” he told Page Six. “It puts everything in perspective because, in the end, it’s a TV show. Once it becomes a matter of life and death, it puts everything in perspective.”

Gordon Smith, Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Peter Gould and Tony Dalton attend the screening of the mid-season premiere episode of the final season of
Odenkirk posed with co-stars Rhea Seehorn, Tony Dalton and show writers at a Tribeca Festival screening of “Better Call Saul.”

Odenkirk confessed that it was difficult filming the final scene of “Better Call Saul,” but the finality hasn’t quite sunk in yet.

“I was emotional, yeah, we cried,” he shared. “The show has been such a snowball of ongoing effort and big effort, and I’ve done this character for 12 years, so in a weird way, as big as that last scene was, I won’t really start to say a big goodbye to this show until I watch the final episode.

“I think I need to see that story come to a place and then I’ll feel what you guys feel, what the fans feel. This is a story, it had this long to run and it’s over, but so far, I still don’t feel that way.”