Star of “Malcolm in the Middle” Has a Stroke at 27 [Video]
"I'm happy to be alive" is what Frankie Muniz, star of Malcolm in the Middle told the GMA crew. The 27 year old suffered a stroke while riding his motorcycle in Arizona last week. He lost the vision in his right eye and his body went numb later while home her discovered the he had lost the ability to speak as well.
"I consider myself to be very healthy . . . "I never in my life had a sip of alcohol or even touched a drug. I take a lot of pride in that."
As for what exactly happened on Friday, after just finishing a workout and on his motorcycle, headed to his girlfriend's house to pick something up, his vision began to blur. He says,
"I thought I had something on the visor of my helmet. I couldn't focus out of my right eye. By the time I got to her mom's house I pretty much had no vision in my right eye."
Then he started getting dizzy, and experiencing pain in his head and other parts of his body.
"I felt like I was getting stabbed in the head, the worst headache you could ever think of. I couldn't see anything."
When he got to the house and tried to talk to his girlfriend, she told him, quote, "You're not speaking English." That's when he decided to go to the hospital. Frankie is still under a doctor's care and is not really sure what happened or why, but he does plan to go out with his band "Kingsfoil" on an eight-date tour, which starts this weekend.