Better Call Saul Star Bob Odenkirk Speaks About Son’s COVID-19
Bob Odenkirk talks about his son's coronavirus experience.
'Better Call Saul' star Bob Odenkirk appeared on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' this week, where he revealed the pain his family went through when his son got infected with COVID-19.
The actor said, "It was pretty bad, and it was worse than the flu."
Odenkirk's 21-year-old son, Nathan, is currently at home with his parents and sister. The host asked the comedian about how the illness impacted his family.
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Corden claimed it must be petrifying as a parent when your son contracts such a hazardous disease. Odenkirk revealed, "You know, this was pretty early on, it was a couple weeks ago, and we were all learning about this thing around that time.
The Saul Goodman star continued, "I had heard, it was kind of talked about that young people don't get hit very hard. Since then, we've learned that that's very much a case-by-case basis."
When the actor first became aware his son tested positive for coronavirus; he just wanted to feel it would be fine. However, it turned out more than just a flu and was in fact "pretty bad." Nathan told him the constant throat pain was the worst of them all. "But I think also the fatigue. And it lasted longer than the flu."
Meanwhile, Odenkirk admitted his son got out pretty easily compared to several other people who have endured a lot worse. He added, "I mean it got scarier the longer it went, and the further we got from it, I became aware that we got very lucky."
Growing up, Nathan suffered asthma, so Odenkirk was naturally concerned about the complication, making the entire nightmare even scarier.
The actor also talked about how everybody's working together and caring for each other in these periods of self-isolation, no matter how hard it gets. "That's been heartening," said Odenkirk.