Frankie Muniz arrives at the premiere of "John Carter" in L.A. on Feb. 22.(Photo: Matt Sayles, AP)
Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz turns 27 today. And last week, he suffered a mini-stroke.
the news on Tuesday, citing a source was taken to an Arizona ER on
Friday when friends noticed he was "acting really weird" -- having
trouble speaking and understanding words -- and they got freaked out."
On Good Morning America
today the actor/musician explained, "I couldn't say words. I thought I
was saying them! My fiance, was looking at me like I was speaking a
He was riding his motorcycle in Phoenix on
Friday when he lost vision in one eye, he told GMA. His doctors told him
he had suffered a mini-stroke. Among people who have had strokes, fewer
than 10% are under 45. Muniz says he doesn't drink or do drugs and has
never had a cigarette.
"I can't get a deep breath in," he said, adding, "I'm still trying to make sense of it, but happy I'm alive."