If you somehow missed the news earlier this week, here is some of what you should know. The actor collapsed during filming on the sixth and final season and for almost 24 hours, his condition was unknown to the public. Luckily, his representative eventually came out and assured fans that he would be okay; not only that, but Bob himself spoke out for the first time in a series of posts yesterday on Twitter.
In these messages, the actor thanked the doctors caring for him alongside his family, friends, and fans for all of their continued support. He also showed gratitude to both Better Call Saul network AMC and also studio Sony, who have done all they can to help through this process. In the end, he made it clear that he will “take a beat” to recover and then after that, get back to the work that he loves. (He also confirmed that he suffered a “small heart attack,” but he will be able to bounce back from it without surgery.)
All of this news is relieving and ultimately, there should be no pressure on Better Call Saul to rush production or get him back to work. It will happen whenever it happens and he’s fully okay. We think that every fan out there is more than happy to wait for the show to come back — Bob’s well-being is infinitely more important. Do we think that he understood what his work meant to people long before the events of the past week? Absolutely, but we can only imagine the emotions swirling within him now — he is working to get better from a devastating life event, while also recognizing more than ever his impact on the world. Remember, not all of it even has to do with him playing Jimmy McGill a.k.a. Saul Goodman.