“I’m happy to be alive” Frankie Muniz, the former “Malcolm in the Middle” star is recovering from a “mini-stroke” he had last Friday and is still trying to understand the health scare. Muniz telling “Good Morning America” that he was riding his motorcycle around Phoenix last Friday when he lost vision in one eye and felt his body ‘go numb’. Muniz had suffered a “mini-stroke”. “I couldn’t say words correctly. My fianceé was looking at me like I was speaking a foreign language.”
*** The former “Malcolm in the Middle” star, who now plays drums with the band Kingsfoil, thinks that his stressful lifestyle might have been a factor. “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,” Muniz said. Although he feels like he’s recovered mentally, physically he’s still healing. “I’m still trying to make sense of it, but happy that I’m alive.” BTW: Frankie Muniz turned 27 years old this week. http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/05/frankie-muniz-on-mini-stroke-im-happy-to-be-alive/?hpt=hp_t3
What is a stroke? A stroke or “brain attack” occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery (a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body) or a blood vessel (a tube through which the blood moves through the body) breaks, interrupting
blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these things happen – brain
cells begin to die and brain damage occurs. How a stroke patient is affected depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged.
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. But, up to 80% of strokes are preventable. Learn the
many warning signs of a stroke. Act FAST and CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY at any sign of a stroke. www.stroke.org