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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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31.

Fallopia Lopez    

Wondered what happened to this dude. He's still pretty cute.

685 days ago
32.

April    

Some of you people sicken me! Drug use? Alcoholism? REALLY??? I've had 5 mini strokes (which are called TIA's) The first one happened when I was 25. I am not, nor was I then, a drug or alcohol user. After years of trying to figure out the cause, I found out that my jugular vein is defective (since birth). One side is normal, and the other is narrowed. So, when blood pumps up one side it's fine, but backs up going down the other. I was put on blood thinners, and so far so good. I am now 40.
Just because the guy is young does NOT mean that he's on drugs to cause this kind of stuff. It could be something similar to what happened to me. Quit being so judgmental!!!

685 days ago
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Lauretta    

I'm guessing it was caused by a PFO, an undetected hole in the heart that's been there since birth. This caused my husbands stroke as well as Bret Michaels.

685 days ago
34.

Xiolablu    

They need to check for APS, it can cause strokes.

685 days ago
35.

cassi    

Tia's.can strike at any age. I have suffered two One at age 40 the other recently at 59. So take notice and heed the warning

685 days ago
36.

aquanet    

He's a prick. Karma baby

685 days ago
37.

apsutter.    

The exact same thing happened to Aubrey Plaza. She had a bad stroke in her early 20's and was worried she might never speak again and her friends just thought she was being silly

685 days ago
38.

Chris P.     

Life is unfair . . .

685 days ago
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Chris P.     

Life is unfair . . .

685 days ago
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Chris P.     

Life is unfair . . .

685 days ago
41.

Chris P.     

Life is unfair . . .

685 days ago
42.

Castor Troy    

Strokes are horrible, my mom had a stroke in September and now she doesn't have much strength in her left hand. Sad to see young people or anyone go through this, he probably has high blood pressure. I hope he doesn't have to be on meds for the rest of his life. People shouldn't make jokes about strokes, it can happen to anyone at any age.

685 days ago
43.

Spicy mag    

Just say no.

685 days ago
44.

Toilethead    

That's crazy at his age.

685 days ago
45.

NoseySOB    

There is a God!

685 days ago
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