"Malcolm" is in the middle of a health scare.
Former child star Frankie Muniz, star of the Fox sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle" and the "Agent Cody Banks" film series, was hospitalized on Friday. Friends took note of odd behavior such as not understanding or being able to say certain words and slurring speech, checking him into a local hospital where doctors diagnosed the incident as a transient ischmeic attack (TIA, aka "mini-stroke").
The actor tweeted to his fans, "I was in the hospital last Friday. I suffered a 'Mini Stroke', which was not fun at all. Have to start taking care of my body! Getting old!" Perhaps 26 (turning 27 on Wednesday) is old in Hollywood. The actor is awaiting test results to potentially explain what could have caused the incident.
Muniz has taken a bit of a step back from acting (aside from guest spots on shows like "Don't Trust The B---- in Apt. 23"), recently focusing more on personal passions such as becoming an open wheel race car driver and drummer for the band Kingsfoil. The band is reportedly set to begin a tour as of Friday this week, but Muniz may not be able to join them if he sticks to doctors' orders to take things easy.
Best of luck to Frankie Muniz on his recovery.