Former Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz suffered his second “mini-stroke” in less than one year, he revealed yesterday.
Almost a year to the day, I experienced another mini stroke. Hopefully that will be the last. Miserable.
— Frankie Muniz (@frankiemuniz) November 25, 2013
Frankie, 27, opened up about his first mini-stroke in a similar Twitter post on Dec. 4, 2012: “I was in the hospital last Friday. I suffered a ‘Mini Stroke,’ which was not fun at all. Have to start taking care of my body! Getting old!”
He later described that experience to Good Morning America, saying he was riding his motorcycle when vision went from one of his eyes.
“I couldn’t say words,” he said. “I thought I was saying them! My fiancee was looking at me like I was speaking a foreign language.”
In both cases, it sounds like Frankie quickly sought medical help — which is key to making a strong recovery from any stroke. Even though Frankie says his strokes were of the “mini” or transient ischemic attack (TIA) variety, they are still dangerous: According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, one-third people who suffer a TIA-type stroke will go one to have an acute stroke.
For now, Frankie is recuperating — but surely eager to get back to his band, Kingsfoil. We wish him good healthy and a speedy recovery!