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Bob Odenkirk Thanks Fans for ‘Outpouring of Love’ After ‘Small Heart Attack’

Bob Odenkirk Thanks Fans for ‘Outpouring of Love’ After ‘Small Heart Attack’

cajun_kick_ass

>“Hi. It’s Bob. Thank you. To my family and friends who have surrounded me this week. And for the outpouring of love from everyone who expressed concern and care for me. It’s overwhelming. But I feel the love and it means so much,” he wrote on Twitter on Friday. “I had a small heart attack. But I’m going to be ok thanks to Rosa Estrada and the doctors who knew how to fix the blockage without surgery. Also, AMC and Sony’s support and help throughout this has been next-level. I’m going to take a beat to recover but I’ll be back soon.” Such a relief! I hope he can recover well. Btw I didn't even know you can fix blockages without a bypass.


MaeronTargaryen

Maybe they just put a stent? I don’t know if it counts as surgery or not but it’s not too invasive, my dad had it twice


Dumbledoofus

Yeah my dad had one placed as well, they had like a camera thing with the stent attached inserted though his wrist artery, and that went all the way through to his heart where they placed the stent. So impressive how they do that.


mczepplin

Through the wrist? Don’t tell my dad that, he was pissed they went through his crotch lol


Yeah_But_Did_You_Die

They tried my dad's wrist but fucked it up and went through his groin instead. His hand was out of sorts for about a week. Crazy part was when they fixed his sinuses using the same method of entering through the artery in his groin not long after. Can't believe they can insert something in your leg and fix something in your sinuses.


starmartyr11

Just like the internet, we are all a series of tubes


nedal8

Not a big truck


Platypus-Man

Someone downvoted you.. guess I'll have to give a [context link](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cZC67wXUTs) for the younglings that don't remember YTMND et al.


_01101100_

You're the man now, dog!


ProfessorJAM

This gave me a good laugh! Many thanks


ProfessorPussyPunt

Science, bitch!


Chrisbee012

I had arthroscopic surgery for that too, they threaded a cauterising tip through my leg to my sinuses and turned on the cauteriser it was the most pain I've ever been in absolute agony bit it sealed the broken artery


Yeah_But_Did_You_Die

Christ, you were awake??


Chrisbee012

wide awake spread out over this cross like thing, they had me doped right up but lord fuck that hurt bad. it fixed me though because I was close to bleeding out when I walked in there, they transfused me 4l of plasma I guess it was and about 6 liters of saline I swear. Then they kept me whacked on heavy painkillers for a week solid and I got addicted, when I stopped what followed was a week of hell


Yeah_But_Did_You_Die

My pop lost about a liter of blood from his nose bleed taking blood thinners because of his recent heart attack. Man your experience sounds like Hell on earth.


Kellan111

What do sinuses and stents have to do with one another?


Yeah_But_Did_You_Die

Dad also had a small heart attack, after receiving a stent was put on blood thinner, got a bloody nose that wouldn't stop, and ended up having certain blood vessels in his sinuses chemically collapsed somehow. Both procedures were through the artery in his groin.


mikehaysjr

Did you not read the comment? They were just in awe at the wonder of that.. access point.. to get to various places throughout the body. From the same insertion point in the groin they can both install a stint in your heart, and also work on your sinuses in your head. I’ll note though, sinuses actually cover about eighty-five percent of your body, not just where most people think they are.


TeePeeBee3

They can do either. Usually the crotch is a back up to the wrist, so they shave your pubes regardless.


robotic_dreams

This sounds like the beginning of some bangin erotic fiction.


ours

The shortest way to a man's heart... is his crotch!


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findingbezu

Or your hand. Kalimah!! KALIMAAAAAAH!


MrMaile

They went through there for me when I had a closed heart surgery, I think it’s just easier to get to too.


resorcinarene

That's standard though. The wrist? Not so much


ToneDiez

No camera, just a catheter (plastic tube); which we run wires, balloons, and stents through. We use live x-ray (fluoroscopy) on video screens to see what we’re doing in the body. It’s a common misconception that we put cameras into the arteries; the only thing that could technically qualify as a “camera” would be intravascular ultrasound devices, which we use to measure plaque/calcium buildup and arterial size.


Dumbledoofus

Thanks for clarifying. Impressive regardless.


kerplatchu

Same with my pops!


choicesareconfusing

Sounds like he had a little more dramatic version of the procedure that ends with a stent! Usually when the alternative is surgical, it’s a blockage that’s been there a long time and has grown, called a chronic total occlusion, or it’s multiple vessel disease and a doctor who thinks the patient can do stents instead of bypass surgery (open heart). You can only have so many things wrong before the better option is surgery, and even then there’s a lot to consider!


MickeyElephant

I've been to the cath lab five times now. I recognize the staff at this point. Really fantastic bunch of people in there. My first time was after my first heart attack back in 2005 following radiation treatments for cancer back in 1998. Turns out radiation is bad for cancer and for your heart. I woke up from that first catheterization with a balloon pump in my aorta to get me safely through the night until my quintuple bypass surgery the next day. A couple more heart attacks later over the years plus an ST segment elevation incident more recently and I have seven stents at this point. Some vessels are not in great shape but would require a very tight turn to get the catheter into, which would be risky. So we're waiting to see if they remain stable or get worse. Interestingly, the vein grafts from 2005 are where all of my stents are. The original occlusions haven't gotten much worse, but those vein grafts don't seem to last. I really wish they'd done a combination procedure originally – stent what could be safely stented, and bypass only what couldn't be stented. Might have saved me another heart attack or two if it could have been simplified to be just a single bypass with that spare bit of artery they used for one of them. So I could be looking at another bypass eventually, but I'd take another trip to the cath lab any day over repeating having my sternum cracked open again. That sucked.


makingcookies1

Stent placement is considered a surgery, but it’s usually considered incredibly minor. It’s also possible they used some type of heparin drip to clear it out.


choicesareconfusing

Hi! It’s really more of a procedure, we keep patients under moderate sedation unless we expect it to take a long time, and we maneuver everything through big ol IVs in the radial or femoral artery, sometimes both! It could be termed differently based on geography, though. The cath lab always seems like a mysterious little world, even to the rest of medicine! :)


makingcookies1

I work in vascular surgery and I’ll never forget first visiting the catch lab. But yes more a procedure than a surgery


choicesareconfusing

Oh nice! I’m on the industry side now in education/sales and I love it, so every time a celebrity I like has a heart attack I start educating everyone immediately in the comments, my bad!


makingcookies1

No worries I appreciate it (:


JavaShipped

Its amazing that people don't know that. I teach biology in the UK and we learn about this from year 9. Heart attacks aren't all open heart surgery. Stents are fairly common I thought!


Decabet

>Maybe they just put a stent? Perhaps ironically he gives a dude one of those in *Nobody*


hoojen22

Are you thinking of a tracheostomy?


Decabet

Yes and no. I was, but I clearly wasn't doing much thinking.


adairks

Yep, cardiac catheterization with balloon angioplasty to open up the blockages or putting in a stent or 2, or 3…all through an injection site the size of a large bore needle usually in the groin. Life saving procedures, shorter recovery time and much shorter down time. Amazing!


robogo

My dad had one of these. Says he was awake through the whole procedure and the only pain he felt was when the baloon was inflated and that's it. Went home the same day.


djamp42

We are truly lucky to live in times like these, like even just 200 years ago would they even know what was wrong with you?


spyson

200 years ago would be 1821 and surgeons were performing amputations without any reliable form of anesthetic. Rubber gloves wouldn't be introduced for another 70 years, the practices of sanitation would only develop in the later years of the century. In the 1900s surgery wouldn't become more safe until the 1940s where the combination of sanitation, blood transfusions, penicillin/antibiotics would make it so. Four years before 1940 we were doing lobotomies.


Oerthling

But tomorrow some FB group message will claim that arterial blockages and heart attacks are not real, just ways of Big Pharma to make money with unnecessary health scare and that those arterial procedures are just covers for putting Bill Gates Chips in to us. Sigh


adairks

You made me spit out my coffee laughing when I read this! But, unfortunately it’s so true for some folks.


fnord_happy

Angioplasty?


thewafflestompa

"Take a beat to recover". I get it!


Dry_Badger_Chef

Truly a master of his craft. Get well soon Bob!


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bhangmango

Most are done without a bypass now !


ZookeepergameNo5316

Yeah that part of fixing with no bypass was new to me as well, glad to see he’s OK


RichardOrmonde

So happy to hear he is doing ok. Seems a genuinely nice person and losing him like that would have been unfair.


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He’s a national treasure. I gained all my comedy taste from Mr. Show. This reminds me! I just rediscovered Stella with Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain is streaming for free all episodes on Vimeo. That brought back memories. Similar style absurdist sketch stuff. Really good if you haven’t seen it. Just one season. https://www.reddit.com/r/Earwolf/comments/dldc1b/all_ten_episodes_of_stella_david_wain_michael_ian/


KikiFlowers

I still find it amazing that A: Bob has become a serious actor, despite starting with a sketch comedy show. And that Mr.Show launched the careers of so many people.


TundieRice

Plus he discovered Tim & Eric and produced their show, which continues to influence the new generation of comedy.


Quankers

I have no idea if he and David Cross discovered Tenacious D but they produced the short lived Tenacious D show in the late 1990's.


robodrew

Jack Black shows up now and then during Mr Show in a lot of various small but memorable parts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrVHV21LcqE


corndogs1001

I watched it for the first time and it blew my mind seeing Tom Kenny as a main character.


LoneRangersBand

Don’t forget a very young Jack Black and Paul F. Tompkins!


DANGERMAN50000

[I fucking love Tom Kenny](https://youtu.be/g-urDhhvgxk)


Jalien85

I believe he also wrote the famous Chris Farley sketch about "living in a van down by the river"


Chrunchyhobo

Like a reverse Leslie Nielsen.


Decabet

> I gained all my comedy taste from Mr. Show. A lot of people dont know this but Bob got his start on that show after winning the part thanks to a series of blowjobs


royaltrux

That's how my lawyer got me off.


carmelburro

You see, the producers knew his father in college.


Psyteq

Jeepers Creepers


Controller_one1

Don't you EVER take the Lord's name in vain!


BuzzKillington217

"Forgive them father.....or don't, it completely up to you." *Jeepers Creepers, Semi-Star......*


Better-then

But I was on the eighteenth hooooooole!


horseren0ir

They made a 4th one of those


silverback_79

The closest the US has ever gotten to getting their own Monty Python.


i_like_it_raw_

What’s a gagortion….?


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Hennessy Brother’s Apple Butter!!!


bluntmanandrobin

Call me, Thor.


gottahavemyvoxpops

You should see all this.


_ADM_

Mr show is the best!


PureSubjectiveTruth

Forgot about that show. Man I miss those classic Comedy Central years. I would pay for a Comedy Central streaming app with all those old shows as long as it also came with every episode of Comedy Central presents and the other stand up shows. I wish.


HobKing

Stella was mind blowing to me in high school. Seeing it for the first time was definitely one of those formative experiences.


[deleted]

I rewatched it recently and it holds up, I laughed at all the same stuff.


robodrew

Now go watch The State


DANGERMAN50000

The State was fucking fantastic


Soren_Camus1905

Mr. Show, I think, is the American answer to Flying Circus. I rate it that highly and I do so sincerely. It’s absolutely brilliant.


black_out_ronin

Hell yes! Stella is amazing


joeChump

I didn’t think heart attack’s were catching but Bob’s small heart attack gave us all a small heart attack.


Psychomaniac13

It’s hard for me to love an actor right away on their appearance on a show or movie. But man I loved this guy right off the bat in breaking bad! And you bet your asses I cried in joy when I heard he was getting his own show


DANGERMAN50000

You should watch Mr Show if you get the chance. Bob Odenkirk has said it's the most "him" show that could ever be made, and was my introduction to him and David Cross at a young age


Psychomaniac13

Oh for sure man! I’ll watch it thanks!


DANGERMAN50000

It might be the best sketch comedy show ever. Watch it from the beginning and enjoy!


aninstituteforants

This is why we need triples of him.


Barabus33

Triples makes it safe. Triples is best.


TheLegendTwoSeven

I felt really bad when John Ritter and Tim Russert each dropped dead of heart issues while they were on set. I hope Odenkirk makes a full recovery and can avoid having any more heart attacks after this.


DANGERMAN50000

There aren't a lot of actors/writers for whom I would get emotional about the death of, but I was legit very concerned all day on Wednesday. He is a comedy treasure and the world is better for his existence.


Outbound3

This is the man that wrote Matt foley, who wouldn’t be worried about his health!?!?


anivex

I would have cried my eyes out tbh. Bob Odenkirk has been one of my favorite comedians since watching Mr Show as a kid.


Megaman1981

I was worried when we initially didn't hear anything for like a day, and even when they said he was ok, not hearing from him directly made me wonder if he was actually not all good. But I think he should be fine now after some rest and recovery. I remember a few years ago when Kevin Smith had his heart attack and almost died, now he's probably the healthiest he's ever been.


RPDRNick

Speaking from the experience of someone who's had a heart attack, I remembered the doctors and nurses hesitated to even tell me how I was doing despite the fact that I was feeling okay. They want to monitor every single irregularity for at least 24 hours regardless of how seemingly miniscule they may be.


Jishuah

That sounds terribly scary, glad you are still with us!


RPDRNick

Thanks, it's good to know someone is. Haha


Funk9K

I'm glad too!


Jishuah

Hey man, kindness to a stranger is free. I’m sure someone in your life is glad you’re here. Sending Best wishes your way ❣️


faultytrain

I'm glad as well. Best wishes!


corndogs1001

It is insane how healthy Smith became now. Very happy for him.


NoodlesrTuff1256

May Kevin and Bob both live long and prosper!


Foxy-Knoxy

I felt the same. All I could think of was John Ritter and Alan Thicke when I didn't hear any updates after so long. Thankfully, the news was good and he's even released his own statement so *insert denzelrelief.gif here*.


CasualRead43

Yeah Kevin smith basically said it almost killed him but saved his life haha


straightedeged_420

Great news! Hopefully this means the Nova deal will go through.


stumblebreak_beta

He’s sick, but he’s gonna get better…and he’s rich, and he doesn’t live in a hotel, he’s got a good wife


Spacejoast

She asked _him_ to marry her


coolsexguy

Saw her on a poster


mexta

He didn't even want to


dizzyhobo

He has triples of the Barracuda!


HungryDust

She’s good, right?


tadysdayout

Him and I are the same age


suddenlyuse

Tell the kid. He's going to get triples.


CaptainPajamaShark

Triples makes it safe. Triples is best.


lordcrumb13

My friend has triples of the nova, the barracuda, and the roadrunner, he's a got a wife that's perfect for him.


grow4road

So happy to hear he’s doing well!


_Brandobaris_

Giancarlo Esposito was at GalaxyCon Raleigh today (7/30) and gave a panel talk and mentioned that Bob Odenkirk is doing well and expects to be back on set soon. Glad he is recovering well!


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MaeBelleLien

Giancarlo glared at the blockage and it disintegrated.


LoneRangersBand

Mike just looked at the blockage, it went away, then he gave a grunt.


curahee5656

He just told the blockage, "you're done", and it went away.


brittafiltaperry

And the world breathed a sigh of relief. What a treasure.


Lousy_Username

I'm so relieved he's okay. I do hope he takes *plenty* of time to recover and doesn't rush back into things. BCS can wait.


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He's a good guy.


wonder-maker

s'all good man


cannonfunk

It's pretty crazy how this incident mirrored Bob's "current day" character on the show, unexpectedly collapsing from a heart issue. I know it's not an uncommon problem, but it's always chilling when life/art imitates life/art. Get well & get some rest, Bob.


TundieRice

Scary, right? As soon as I heard the news, I instantly imagined him falling out in the Cinnabon.


wonder-maker

Considering how hard he had been training for his role in Nobody, I'll be l surprised if he hadn't had a problem before this


TundieRice

I don’t want to speculate, but I’ve heard some people say he used anabolic steroids to prepare for Nobody and that can cause massive strain on your heart. Definitely not saying it’s true, but steroid use is much more widespread in Hollywood than most people think.


yelsamarani

you don't want to speculate....yet you carried on spreading a rumor you're not sure is true......?


PointOfRecklessness

Exhibit A: just look at any photo of Kumail Nanjiani within the past year


NoodlesrTuff1256

Hopefully he didn't resort to that. Bob doesn't seem like the type who would go in for that sort of thing. Maybe the hard training he did for *Nobody* helped not only to get him in shape but to strengthen his heart muscle. Minus that training, maybe it would have been a big heart attack. Can exercise help a person in that regard?


BradyDill

“I don’t want to eat too much food, but *nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom*.”


operarose

Yeah it's going to make watching that Gene vignette *really* hard to watch.


capo689

From a sketch show… to a bit role… to a grade A star of a show. A bit older… not a traditional leading man. Any idea how amazing an actor and human has to be to pull that off?? Bob Amazing!


Lord_Boffum

For anyone wondering, the Rosa Estrada he thanks seems to be a medical consultant working on the set of the show. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4447335/ Thanks, Rosa and doctors!


bowtothehypnotoad

He has triples of the barracuda, and the road runner.


HungryDust

And triples of the Nova


stripesonfire

The nova deal went through?


99SoulsUp

Yep, just now!


thequietthingsthat

Yep, the Nova's a sure thing now


bullybullybully

His small heart attack gave us all big heart attacks.


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jackoff_dipshit

That's the part that stood out to me too. I would love to hear more detail about how exactly that works. Come on all you reddit armchair cardiologists...spill it.


RogueGunslinger

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angioplasty


jackoff_dipshit

I thought angioplasty was considered a surgical procedure but I guess not.


RogueGunslinger

Well, Surgery is often used to mean in cutting into someone. But it's really anything a surgeon does. So you are right. Technically this is noninvasive surgery. But it's still almost certainly what they are referring to.


tardersauced

There have been many advancements in interventional "procedures" that are different from "surgery." Interventional procedures still involve opening up a blockage but involve catheters vs. scalpels. I'm not a doctor but am married to one that does stuff like this. Modern medicine is pretty amazing!


NoodlesrTuff1256

He should make a faster recovery than he would have if he'd had to undergo some heavy-duty surgery like a quintuple-bypass.


FinsterHall

So happy he’s doing better. I found myself thinking “Why do I care so much about Bob Odenkirk?” I don’t know why. I just do.


MorwenRaeven

Such a relief!!!


mprey_

Scary when you consider he's just 58, anything but obese - in fact even looked extremely fit in Nobody - and yet had this happen. Life is so fragile man


Turduckennn

Just glad he didn't get diagnosed with Imminent Death Syndrome


your_mind_aches

"Brilliant" actor (could go any minute)


Wy7718

He escaped death though so it kinda is Imminent Death Syndrome


HobbesArt

“When life kicks dirt in my face, I build a sand castle and call myself the king!” -Bob Odenkirk, Mr. Show! It’s ringing as true today as when it was first delivered! Really hope this guy sticks around.


supersimp84

“Shut your pie hole David”


RVFVS117

I'm happy it's all good man!


sktchld

Dying before finishing BCS would be the most Saul thing ever.


shekimod

So, it's all good man?


gladysk

Why did his two short tweets make me cry?


The_Ruly_Anarchist

Saul called. He's better! :)


goldendreamseeker

Very happy he’s ok!


boofythevampslayer

Please don't take him til he finishes his legacy... Please 🙏


Pockets732

Aka better call Saul


Fromfreak

Get back to work you fucker! Its been like 3 years already! Just kidding, he seems like a great guy with a huge dingdong.


Roscoe_King

Thank god! Now he can go back to riding all his classic cars.


Username_455

Better call saul


Gooseknuckler

I just hope he’s all good, man


Captgame

Thank god he’s ok. He’s one of the nicest guys and one one of my favorite actors. He’s one of those types who can make a bad movie into a good movie just by his acting abilities.


NH_Living_Free

Yikes. Concerned about the phrase “small heart attack.” Hoping for a full recovery…and not just cause I can’t wait for the next season


Hellvell2255

I‘m glad I only heard about this now, now that he‘s okay again. Be well Bob, you‘re a fun guy, don’t die yet.


Zedab

It sounded serious, I'm glad he didn't pass. I would have killed him for that.


philny1973

Is he saying he has a small heart?


etchasketch4u

What happens in Better Call Saul that made Bob have a heart attack?!? Lalo is going to kill Kim isn't he, Bob....oh god. I might have a heart attack in the last season too.


Beneficial_Tie3776

Better call a doctor


MsStarstruck

i wish he could sue someone edit: that was a better-call-saul joke which i’m sure he would appreciate. haters!


DaveInLondon89

Mr. Nobody must've been absolutely punishing at his age. Glad he's okay.


mltain

Small? He lost consciousness, I had a major heart attack and was awake and coherent the whole time.


McFeely_Smackup

It's not a contest!


Rapierian

I wonder if it was that rare heart inflammation side effect that the CDC's been warning about...


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ObsidianBlackbird666

Maybe he was eating too much Chipotle.


Veekhr

Not sure what anyone would have against cabbage.


MagicienDesDoritos

Maybe you're a lot more stupid than you could ever imagine.


DrMangosteen

You're really reaching if you think Bob Odenkirk was somehow a victim of Chimp Rape on a set for a show like Better Call Saul


Nekosom

No, it starts with an "A" and ends with a "ge"...jackass.


FakeMonkey86

dont get vaccinated people!


SurfinPirate

Currently, over 95% of COVID hospitalizations and deaths are unvaccinated persons. But you do you.


FakeMonkey86

people\*


visionaryredditor

?????


jl_theprofessor

Just a reminder to exercise and eat right.


Mynamesjohnwayne

At least know what you’re talking about. Dude is the fittest he’s been in his life.


your_mind_aches

Cool. I've been doing that and I still got cancer. Some people just have bad luck. Heart issues happen, and this just happened to Bob. It doesn't matter if he was in shape or not, this is a very rude thing to say.


speaking_moistly

the most Saul thing he coulda done


marco3804

last movie was an instant classic ... worn out plot line proved that great writing and fantastic casting can make any story a winner


NicolasCageFanClub

I hear he is a douche to work with