Frankie Muniz Is Happy to Be Alive
FRANKIE MUNIZ told "People" magazine he's "happy to be alive" following his mini-stroke late last week. And while he admits he eats like a "7- to 10-year-old kid", he adds, "I consider myself to be very healthy . . . I never in my life had a sip of alcohol or even touched a drug. I take a lot of pride in that."
Still, he says, "They say it is usually a warning of maybe what could happen in the future. It's changed my mentality when I'm going to eat now. I feel a lot less invincible." As for what exactly happened on Friday, Frankie had just finished a workout and was on his motorcycle, headed to the home of his girlfriend's mother to pick something up, when his vision began to blur. He says, "I thought I had something on the visor of my helmet. I couldn't focus out of my right eye. By the time I got to her mom's house I pretty much had no vision in my right eye."
Then he started getting dizzy, and experiencing pain in his head and other parts of his body. He says, "I felt like I was getting stabbed in the head, the worst headache you could ever think of. I couldn't see anything." When he got to the house and tried to talk to his girlfriend, she told him, "You're not speaking English." That's when he went to the hospital. Frankie is still under a doctor's care, but he does plan to go out with his band KINGSFOIL on an eight-date tour, which starts this weekend.
Frankie was also on "Good Morning America" yesterday, where he said that in addition to abstaining from drugs and alcohol, he's also never smoked. Still, the stroke has left him feeling lethargic. He says, "I can't get a deep breath in." (You can watch the "GMA" video here.)