Malcolm In The Middle was a show which many of us grew up with and it’s become an icon of nostalgia.
Much like Even Stevens and other shows of the same kind, they represent a better time, which we all remember with fondness and warmth.
Yet this isn’t the case for Frankie Muniz, who actually played the titular Malcolm himself, who’s revealed he can’t remember his time on the Emmy-award-winning sitcom.
He made the revelations on the latest season of ABC‘s Dancing With The Stars, during his rehearsal video:
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Muniz revealed he can’t remember most of the things he’s done in his life, including his six-year stint on Malcolm In The Middle.
It turns out, he’ss suffered nine concussions and many ‘mini-strokes’, though he can’t exactly pinpoint 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.
The short clip in the show also included an interview with Frankie’s former co-star and TV dad, Bryan Cranston, who was amazed at how much he’d experienced in his life.
He also said Muniz needn’t worry about what he can’t remember, adding:
They are still [his] experiences, my job is to tell him to remember what happened on Malcolm In The Middle.
Muniz revealed to PEOPLE last month he had a motorcycle crash in 2009 which resulted in him breaking his back and then, in 2012, began suffering these unrelated mini-strokes.
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.
Muniz said the condition is unpredictable and his mini-strokes can come as often as four times a week, or as infrequently as once a year.
The medical term for these episodes is a transient ischemic attack, during which time the blood supply to the brain is temporarily cut off.
The episodes can last as short as fifteen minutes or he can take as long as three full days to properly 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’ve 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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— Frankie Muniz (@frankiemuniz) October 10, 2017
However Muniz said he’s really happy with where he is in life, adding:
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!
What a horrible condition to suffer with, but as long as the guy is happy – you can’t really ask for more than that.