Bob Odenkirk’s son had a case of coronavirus, “pretty bad.”
The ‘Better Call Saul’ star explained how 21-year-old Nathan – who suffered from asthma ‘for a greater part of his life’ – fell ill with the respiratory disease and although the family was initially encouraged by news that younger patients had mild symptoms, they finally realized that it was on a case-by-case basis.
Speaking to James Corden, the host of ‘Late Late Show’ via video connection, Bob – who has Nathan and Erin, 19, with Naomi Yomtov’s aunt – said: In the end, it was pretty terrible and worse than flu. According to him, the pain in his throat was the worst thing of all, but I guess tiredness also. And it lasted longer than the flu. Nathan’s 57-year-old star is glad that he got the virus very quickly relative to other sufferers but admitted he was concerned. He said: The further it went, it was scarier.
The more we got from it, the more I knew we were really lucky.
The former actor ‘Breaking Bad’ acknowledged that he feels “very fortunate” to have a “good home” in which to quarantine because he knows it’s not that convenient for others to adopt social distancing steps that have been placed in place to stop the spread of the disease.
He said: We’re very fortunate to have a comfortable house that’s big enough for us. I think a lot about the homes I’ve stayed in and I’ve done well enough, and how hard it will be to take shelter-in-place in some of the lodgings I’ve stayed in. That’s going to be very hard for people.
Yet Bob said he had been “stunned” by how friendly people were to the tough steps.
He said: I applaud people who do it. It’s really impressive to me. I’m a cynic, I suppose, and that’s one of the reasons I like comedy, but I’m just amazed at the people’s and the community’s solidarity. You know they’re really taking care of each other by doing this and so it’s been heartening, I would say.