Frankie Muniz, the former child star, who led in the 2000-2006 Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, was slurring his speech and acting odd enough for his friends to hospitalize him.

Doctors diagnosed the incident as having stemmed from a mini stroke, the lay term for a transient ischemic attack. In a TIA, blood flow is cut off to part of the brain for a period of time, up to a day and sometimes for an hour or two.

The former “Malcolm In The Middle” star, 26, revealed the news on Twitter on Tuesday.

“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!” he wrote.

The actor’s girlfriend, Elycia Marie, Tweeted a link to an Instagram photo of the actor with his hospital bands on his wrist on November 30, writing, “Please be ok.

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