Frankie Muniz is 'trying to make sense' of his stroke

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by Jared Dillingham

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Posted on December 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 6 at 8:10 AM

PHOENIX -- Frankie Muniz continues to recover from the stroke he suffered Friday.

Muniz lives in Scottsdale, and is the former star of "Malcolm in the Middle," and currently plays with the band Kingsfoil.

He was riding his motorcycle in Phoenix when symptoms set in.

"Something wasn't right. I knew I didn't feel right," Muniz told ABC News. "I couldn't say words. My girlfriend was looking at me like I was speaking a foreign language."

"I thought maybe I had a bad headache," he said.

Muniz went to an emergency room after losing sight in one eye and going numb in part of his body.

"It's not rare for people this young to suffer a stroke," Dr. Joni Clark of St. Joseph's Hospital's Barrow Neurological Institute told 3TV.

While most stroke victims are 60 or older, Clark said the same risk factors of obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes apply to people of any age.

Muniz said he doesn't know what caused his stroke.

"I'm still trying to make sense of it," Muniz said. "I've literally never had alcohol or drugs, and never smoked a cigarette."

Muniz turned 27 Wednesday, and said he's feeling much better. He plans to tour with his band this weekend.

 

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