Odenkirk returns to ‘Better Call Saul’

Bob Odenkirk, who suffered a heart attack in July, is now back to work filming “Better Call Saul.” Amy Sussman/Getty Images/TNS

It’s all good, man! Bob Odenkirk has returned to work on the AMC drama “Better Call Saul” after having a heart attack in July.

The Emmy-winning writer tweeted the update Wednesday morning, sharing a photo of himself having his character’s makeup applied.

“Back to work on Better Call Saul!” he wrote less than two months after the health scare. “So happy to be here and living this specific life surrounded by such good people.”

Odenkirk, who plays sleazy criminal lawyer Saul Goodman (nee Jimmy McGill) on the “Breaking Bad” prequel, tipped his hat to makeup pro Cheri Montesanto for “making me not ugly for shooting!”

In late July, the 58-year-old star collapsed on the New Mexico set of “Better Call Saul” while it was in production on its sixth and final season. Odenkirk was hospitalized for a “heart-related incident,” which he later clarified was a blockage that caused a small heart attack.

Days after the collapse, the actor tweeted that he would “take a beat to recover” and thanked AMC and Sony Television for their “next level” support.

Odenkirk’s absence has not impacted the show’s premiere date, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed, nor the planned run for the final season, which is slated to debut early next year.

Reps for AMC did not provide comment when reached by the L.A. Times Wednesday.

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