Alec Baldwin thanks supporters after 'Rust' shooting, admits incident will 'never' fully be behind him Alec Baldwin thanked his fans, friends and family for their support after a gun he was holding on the set of "Rust" discharged and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins earlier this year. The actor posted a 3-minute video on Instagram ahead of Christmas where he also admitted he will "never" fully be able to put the incident behind him. "I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all those people who sent me such kind words and best wishes and strength and hope and prayers and so forth," Baldwin starts the video before adding that he got "hundreds" of emails from supporters sending him "strength and good wishes. I am very grateful for that." He then addressed the tragic shooting for which he is currently under investigation. "I’m looking forward to some aspects of this being behind me, of course for everyone who’s involved in this it’s never going to be behind us because someone died so tragically," he said. "I never lose sight of that, not a day goes by that I don’t think about that. The only thing I care about is my wife and my kids…I'm just trying to move forward with my life and trying to get through a tough time, a really tough time." He called the situation "awkward" before wishing his fans happy holidays. Baldwin also took the opportunity towards the end of the video to remind people to "be safe, wear a mask, get the booster." He let out a small laugh before concluding: "Don't let Santa Claus down the chimney without a mask."