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Frankie Muniz

Suffers 'Mini-Stroke'

12/4/2012 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Malcolm in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz suffered a mini-stroke last week -- and sources tell TMZ, doctors are still stumped about the cause.

Sources close to Frankie tell TMZ, the 26-year-old was taken to an Arizona ER on Friday when friends noticed he was "acting really weird" -- having trouble speaking and understanding words -- and they got freaked out.

Doctors told Frankie he had suffered a "mini-stroke" though they didn't know what caused it. We're told Frankie's still awaiting test results.

Frankie's birthday is tomorrow and his band Kingsfoil is set to begin touring on Friday -- but he's currently under doctor's orders to take it easy.

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Nick    

OMG he's young for a stroke. Anyone know what his life expectancy is now?

587 days ago
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ROSCOE    

FIRST!!

587 days ago
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Amber    

So sad! Hope he gets better soon and they are able to figure out what is causing them...

587 days ago
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w    

Aw, Frankie, I hope you will be ok, always liked you. take care and God Bless.

587 days ago
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Ashley     

drugs..?perhaps

587 days ago
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Majestik    

Holy Crap, he's so young!!!

587 days ago
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wess    

IM SURE THAT IF OBAMA WAS THERE THAT WOULDNT OF HAPPENED!

587 days ago
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Bill Leslie    

Young for a stroke (ie: drug abuse) but often times TIA's don't really lead to anything either.

587 days ago
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crenity    

Poor Malcolm I hope hes okay. I 'd rather read about this than were Mitt Romney buys His freakin toys. this is news thanks TMZ for throwing us a bone

587 days ago
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wess    

THIS IS EXACTLY WHY WE NEED OBAMA CARE, IF HE WOULD HAVE HAD A BREATHALYZER I MEAN AN INHALATOR... THIS COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED!

587 days ago
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PhilipMarkum    

I think it's poor that his physicians "don't know what caused it." There is a condition known as "AVM" or arteriovenous malformation which is a cluster or tangle of blood vessels in the brain and AVMs are known to bleed and cause TIAs which is a Transient Ischemic Attack or a "mini-stroke." Good luck, Frankie, and I suggest you get new physicians including a neurosurgeon to manage your brain care.

587 days ago
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Karen K    

Please mention to your doctors CADASIL syndrome. It's a simple blood test (genetic).

587 days ago
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Liz    

For everyone speculating on drinking or drugs...it is possible to have a weakened blood vessel in the brain since birth that isn't detected until a problem arises. It can be severe headaches, a mini-stroke, or death, and it can happen all of a sudden without warning.

587 days ago
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T.M.    

Before you come up with all the drug theories, it could have been a migraine. The same thing happened to me, only once, in my 20's. Also, remember the sportscaster who that happened to while on the air. It isn't until after all the tests that one knows for sure. Let's hope he is allright.

587 days ago
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wess    

HAHAHAHA

587 days ago
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