Former “Malcolm In The Middle” star Frankie Muniz says that he recalls every detail of the scary mini-stroke that he recently suffered. Last Friday, the actor was taken to the emergency room for the issue, but the details are still vivid in his mind. He said that he was riding his motorcycle when his vision became blurred and his headache worsened each minute.
In a new interview, he said, “I consider myself to be very healthy. I’m home and trying to relax and get ready to get back to work. My biggest problem is I always want to be working, going non-stop. So it’s a wake-up call to take a little time and relax a bit.”
He was on his way to his fiancee’s mother’s house, he started noticing symptoms, but wasn’t quite sure what was happening. He said, “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.”
He continued, “I was really dizzy and in a lot of pain in my whole body and my head. My hands were numb. I didn’t really have good balance and I was almost dropping the bike. I never had this before. I was like, ‘What’s going on?’”
He went on to describe the pain as “like I was getting stabbed in the head – the worst headache you could ever think of. I couldn’t see anything.”
His fiancee, Elycia Marie Turnbow, said that when she found him, he was speaking, but it didn’t sound like he was speaking English. Afterward, he was taken to a Phoenix, Arizona hospital where he was treated. He added, “I never in my life had a sip of alcohol or even touched a drug. It’s changed my mentality when I’m going to eat now. I feel a lot less invincible.”
We’re glad that he’s doing okay. We know a lot of people had to be jumping to conclusions about the cause of a 27-year-old man suffering from a mini-stroke, but apparently there is no foul play to speak of, yet.