We basically grew up with the Malcolm In The Middle, didn’t we? It’s a show that has become synonymous with nostalgia. The show represents a better time in society that we remember with fondness. But for Frankie Muniz, who played Malcolm himself, this is not the case. He revealed that he can’t remember his time on the Emmy-award-winning sitcom.
He revealed this on the last season of Dancing With The Stars during his rehearsal video.
Check out the video below:
He claimed that he can’t remember most of the things he has done in his life and here he included the six-year stint on Malcolm In The Middle. Turns out that Muniz suffered nine concussions and a lot of “mini strokes,” and he can’t explain what stops him from recalling his past.
“It makes me a little sad. Things pop back into my mind I should have remembered… Truth is, I don’t remember much [of Malcom In The Middle], it almost feels like it wasn’t me.” he stated.
The clip also includes an interview with his TV dad Bryan Cranston, who is simply amazed at how much he experienced in his life.
He also said that Muniz doesn’t need to worry about what he can’t remember.
“They are still [his] experiences, my job is to tell him to remember what happened on Malcolm In The Middle.” he stated.
Muniz also revealed to PEOPLE that he had a car crash in 2009 where he broke his back and in 2012 he began to suffer these mini strokes.
He told PEOPLE:
“I was on my motorcycle and I lost all peripheral vision. [When I got home] the TV was on, and I was in a lot of pain – I remember hearing words but not understanding them.”
The condition was unpredictable and his mini strokes were as often as four times a week or once in a year. There is a medical term for these episodes which is a transient ischemic attack and during that time the blood supply to the brain is cut off temporarily.
These “episodes” can last fifteen minutes or three full days to recover from them.
“First, I lose my peripheral vision and I can see people but I can’t recognise them. I can see words but I can’t tell what they say. Then I start going numb. It’s a gross feeling, but I know now when it’s going to come. I usually go lay down and wait.
“I’ve gone to so many neurologists who have done every single test. I have no answers as to why it happens. I got so tired of trying to find an answer that I don’t think I’ll search for an answer anymore. I’ve accepted it.”
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However Muniz is happy with his life, saying:
“Everything I’ve done up until this point is exactly what I’ve wanted to do and I’m happy. Even doing Dancing With The Stars. It’s perfect! And I love it.”
This is honestly a horrible condition to suffer with but as long as he is happy, it won’t be a bother for him.