Frankie Muniz reveals he can't actually remember starring in 'Malcolm In The Middle'
Yes, no, maybe, I don't know... Can you repeat the question?
If you read that and automatically scream "YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME NOW!" at the top of your lungs, the likelihood is that you know all about the brilliance of Malcolm In The Middle.
The show defined an era, and for many of us, and it has now become an icon of nostalgia; reminiscent of those carefree times where all you cared about was what you were having for dinner and whether you could have that ice-pop that was sitting in the freezer.
Much like many other shows from that era, like Even Stevens, it's hard not to think back to the times of Malcolm In The Middle and not crack a smile. However, sadly, the same cannot be said for the show's lead actor, Frankie Muniz. Muniz, who played Malcolm throughout the entire running of the show, has revealed that he can't remember his time on the Emmy-award-winning sitcom.
The actor made the revelations on the latest series of Dancing With The Stars during his rehearsal video, which can be seen below.
In it, Muniz reveals that he can't remember most of the things he's done in his life, let alone his six-year spell on Malcolm In The Middle. It turns out that since having a serious car accident in 2009, Muniz began suffering from concussions and "mini-strokes", although he can't pinpoint exactly what it is that makes him lose his memory.
"It makes me a little sad. Things pop back into my mind I should have remembered... Truth is, I don't remember much [of Malcom In The Middle], it almost feels like it wasn't me."
Bryan Cranston, Frankie's former co-star and star of Breaking Bad, said that he is amazed at the experiences that the actor has dealt with in his life. Cranston also said that Muniz doesn't need to worry about what he can't remember:
"They are still [his] experiences, my job is to tell him to remember what happened on Malcolm In The Middle."
Muniz spoke to PEOPLE last month and said that the mini-strokes began in 2012. Describing the incidents in detail, Muniz says.
“First, I lose my peripheral vision,” explained Muniz of the attacks. “And I can see people but I can’t recognize them. I can see words but I can’t tell what they say. Then I start going numb. It’s a gross feeling. But I know now when it’s going to come. I usually go lay down and wait [for it to be over].
“I’ve gone to so many neurologists who have done every single test. I have no answers as to why it happens. I got so tired of trying to find an answer that I don’t think I’ll search for an answer anymore. I’ve accepted it.”
The medical terminology for the condition is known as a "transient ischemic attack", which refers to the blood supply to the brain being temporarily cut off.
Despite the condition, Muniz says that he is happy with his life and the way things are going.
"Everything I've done up until this point is exactly what I've wanted to do and I'm happy.
"Even doing Dancing With The Stars. It's perfect! And I love it."
It's a horrible condition for Muniz to have to live with. But, luckily for him, he can rest easy knowing that he is a living legend and childhood hero for a whole generation of people.