Many fans were frustrated by the lack of updates on his condition, frantically updating social media feeds for the latest news, to no avail.
Crew members called an ambulance that took the 58-year-old actor to a hospital on Tuesday. His condition, and the cause of his collapse, was unclear.
Odenkirk has been nominated for four Emmys for playing the title character, a down-on-his-luck lawyer named Jimmy McGill who becomes increasingly corrupt and adopts the pseudonym Saul Goodman. It is a spin-off from the hit show Breaking Bad.
Michael McKean, Odenkirk’s co-star who played his brother on the show, was among many wishing Odenkirk well on social media.
“Sending huge love to our @mrbobodenkirk,” McKean tweeted. “You got this, brother.”
Before the “Saul” role, which he also played on “Breaking Bad,” Odenkirk was best known for “Mr. Show With Bob and David,” the sketch comedy series he co-created with David Cross that originally aired on HBO from 1995 to 1998.
He has won two Emmys, for his writing on “The Ben Stiller Show” and on “Saturday Night Live.”
He has also appeared on HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show” and in the films “The Post,” “Little Women” and “Nobody.”
His health woes triggered an outpouring of support on social media:
It boiled over into frustration and tension at the lack of updates:
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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