‘Bet­ter Call Saul’ Star Admits He Ignored ‘Cranky Con­ser­v­a­tive’ Doctor’s Advice Before Heart Attack

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“Bet­ter Call Saul” and “Break­ing Bad” actor Bob Odenkirk acknowl­edged that he ignored the advice of a “cranky con­ser­v­a­tive” doc­tor and lat­er had a heart attack. 
The 60-year-old dis­cussed what hap­pened dur­ing a recent episode of the pod­cast “Don’t Ask Tig.” 
“When I was 50, I went in, he was a heart doc­tor, Cedar-Sinai, and he had signs up all around his office at this point [say­ing] ‘We do not accept Oba­macare,’ and I hat­ed this side of him that I only learned over time,” Odenkirk said.
The actor went on to say how the doc­tor, who he’d been see­ing for 20 years, rec­om­mend­ed tak­ing statins to help low­er his cho­les­terol. “And I said, ‘Well, I don’t know. I don’t have heart dis­ease in my fam­i­ly.’ He goes, ‘Just take ’em,”‘ he went on. 
The “Nobody” star said he end­ed up get­ting a sec­ond opin­ion, and that doc­tor said he did not need med­ica­tion.

Odenkirk endured a near-fatal heart attack in 2021 while film­ing the award-win­ning series “Bet­ter Call Saul.” Per NPR, the actor’s heart stopped beat­ing for 18 min­utes.
The “Break­ing Bad” alum said he should have lis­tened to the first doc­tor despite dis­agreein …