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Frankie Muniz Had A Stroke, Talks About It

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You probably heard about the stroke already – it was a mini-stroke, technically, the main difference being that with mini-strokes, brain tissue doesn’t die because the blockage breaks up pretty quick – but you might not have heard Frankie Muniz‘s explanation of what happened. And that part is actually pretty scary.

From Radar:

Saying “something wasn’t right. I just didn’t feel right,” Frankie Munizspoke out on Wednesday– his 27th birthday — about the shocking mini-stroke he suffered less than a week ago.

“I couldn’t say words. I thought I was saying them, and my fiancee was looking at me like I was speaking a foreign language,” the former child actor, who shot to fame on TV’s Malcolm in the Middle during its run on Fox from 2000-2006, told ABC News.

As previously reported, Muniz, who’s now a drummer in a band, tweeted about his health scare Tuesday morning, writing: “I was in the hospital last Friday. I suffered a ‘Mini Stroke’, which was not fun at all.”

Muniz told ABC News he was riding his motorcycle last Friday in Phoenix, Arizona when he suddenly lost his vision in one eye and his body became numb.

He says he thought he had a bad headache, but after undergoing tests at a hospital, doctors discovered he suffered a mini-stroke.

It’s very unusual for a man under the age of 30 to suffer a stroke, especially in Muniz’s case, since he’s lived such a healthy lifestyle.

“I’ve literally to this day never had a sip of alcohol in my life. I’ve never had any drugs. I’ve never even smoked a cigarette,” he said.

He says he feels back to normal mentally, alhough physically, he still feels lethargic.

“I can’t get a deep breath in… I’m still trying to make sense of it… I’m happy that I’m alive,” he said.

This is also scary because, according to my research (ha), if you have a mini-stroke, it can be a warning sign that you’re about to have a big stroke. You’re supposed to work with your doctor on this so that you can detect your risk factors and work on being less risky, but it sounds like in Frankie’s case, it was just a weird occurrence that can’t be readily explained.

Let’s all just wish him the best, ok? I know he’s probably a douchebag, but even douchebags don’t deserve strokes.

OK, So is Frankie Muniz a Total Freak or What?

photo of frankie muniz and girlfriend pictures

I heard this head-scratching story yesterday, and I failed to believe that there wasn’t more to it – in case you guys hadn’t heard yet, Malcolm in the Middle‘s child star, Frankie Muniz, reportedly got into some big-assed fight with his too-hot-for-Frankie Muniz girlfriend the other night, and it ended up with a gun held to girlfriend’s head, a gun held to Frankie‘s head, a trip to the police station, a reconciliation, another physical encounter, and then another public reconciliation – all this, JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINE’S DAY.

Alright, let’s break this down. First, this girl? MIGHT KNOW BETTER. It never ends well for these cracked-out child stars, and getting involved with them out of the gate is only going to make a situation down the road worse. Second? What the hell is Frankie Muniz doing with a chick this hot? THIRD, what the fuck is with all of the guns-and-violence thing? Because that, in itself, is plainly the main issue we’re contending with here.  Unless you start to really consider the hot girlfriend thing, and then, ladies and gentlemen?  We have contention.
Though there was evidence of police documentation – this event DID occur, in some fashion or another – Muniz’s camp denies, denies, denies, claiming first that there was no gun involved, then that there WAS a gun involved, but it wasn’t loaded (turned out to be negated by law enforcement), and now – there’s just silence from all sides.

My thoughts? Whatever the hell this is all about, it’s probably not going to end well.

Yes, That’s Frankie Muniz

Frankie Muniz is steadily working his way down the list of careers five year old boys say they want to be when they grow up.

If you’ll remember, he put his acting career on hold in 2008 to pursue a career in race car driving. That didn’t really work out (naaaw, really?) so now he’s trying his hand at being what the kids refer to as a “rock’n’roll star”.

Muniz is one fourth–the drumming fourth– of a band called You Hang Up. The other three fourths are comprised of two parts fauxhawk and one part Myspace. You can hear their song “Confess2Regret” (spelled just like that, with the roman numeral two and everything) above.

I’ll withhold judgement on its quality because I don’t think it’s meant for someone like me. It sounds like it’s targeted at prepubescent emo girls. I’m much older and twice as moody.

So what’s next on the list for Frankie? My money’s on astronaut.

Malcolm in a Racing Suit

Frankie Muniz and his girlfriend, Elycia Turnbow, attend the Edmonton Indy on Saturday.

I have never liked Frankie Muniz. I disliked him even when he was like eight years old. I found him untalented and annoying, and I have to say that the feeling has only increased with time.

What do people see in this kid???

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