'Malcolm in the Middle' Star Frankie Muniz Suffers Second Mini-Stroke in a Year


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Frankie Muniz, star of the 2000-2006 hit sitcom 'Malcolm in the Middle' announced on Twitter this week that he has had a second mini-stroke. It was on November 30, 2013 that the former child actor had his first mini-stroke. In that instance, he lost sight in one eye as well as the ability to speak.

On November 25th, he tweeted, "Almost a year to the day, I experienced another mini stroke. Hopefully that will be the last. Miserable." He didn't provide any further details about the stroke, but has continued to tweet about other things besides his medical condition.

Mini-strokes occur when blood stops flowing temporarily to a certain part of the brain. It is not a rare occurrence and often signals that something else is going on in the body that needs rapid attention or a full stroke (and other issues) could occur.

Muniz shot to fame in 'Malcolm in the Middle' with co-stars Jane Kaczmarek and Bryan Cranston, but later turned his attention to open wheel racing. He had first driven in the 2005 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race and eventually ran regularly as a professional in the Champ Car Atlantic Series. Currently, he is the drummer for the band Kingfish.