Frankie Muniz, 27, had another mini stroke
Frankie Muniz, a former child star known for his role on "Malcolm in the Middle," says he recently suffered a mini stroke -- his second in almost a year.
The actor, who will turn 28 on Dec. 5, revealed the news on his Twitter page.
"Almost a year to the day, I experienced another mini stroke," he tweeted. "Hopefully that will be the last. Miserable."
The actor, who is a drummer for the band Kingsfoil, did not reveal more details. His spokesperson had no immediate comment. Muniz appears to have recovered since the incident -- hours later, he was tweeting about selling his Smart Car and exchanged messages with football player Chad Johnson -- formerly Chad Ochocinco.
A mini stroke, also known as a transient ischemic attack, occurs when blood stops flowing to a part of a person's brain, usually for several hours. Muniz had suffered one on Nov. 30, 2012 and was hospitalized for it. He had also revealed news about it on Twitter and his fiancee had shared photos of him at a hospital. She has not commented about his latest health scare.
Cigarette smokers and people with a history of substance abuse have a larger chance of experiencing all types of strokes. Muniz had said following his first mini stroke that he had "never had a sip of alcohol" in his life, never did drugs and never smoked a cigarette.
(Pictured above: Frankie Muniz and fiancee Elycia Marie Turnbow appear at Celebrity Fight Night XIX in Phoenix, Arizona on March 23, 2013. / Frankie Muniz appears at the premiere of "John Carter" in Los Angeles on Feb. 22, 2012. Credit: Tony DiMaio / Startraksphoto.com)