Frankie Muniz, the former star of Malcolm in the Middle, has revealed that he literally does not remember appearing on the sitcom because he suffers from memory loss. According to Muniz, his memory loss stems from a series of concussions and ‘mini-strokes’ over the years.
He’s appearing on Dancing with the Stars right now, where he confessed that his memories of the show are mostly ones he has gleaned from watching it. “Truth is, I don’t remember much [of Malcolm in the Middle],” he admitted. “It almost feels like it wasn’t me.”
“It makes me a little sad,” Muniz added. “Things pop back into my mind [that] I should have remembered. I’ve gotten to do anything that I really wanted to do. But the truth is, I don’t really remember much of that.’
Muniz retired from acting in 2008 to pursue a career in race-car driving.
His former co-star Bryan Cranston also appeared on the show, and said that it’s his job “to tell him to remember what happened on ‘Malcolm in the Middle.’
“They are still [his] experiences,” Cranston said.
Though Muniz says that he has been struggling with longterm memory loss for some time, he said he hasn’t gone to a doctor about it. “To be honest, I’ve never really talked about it,”
he told reporters backstage.
“I don’t really have memories of being on the show. My memory of being on the show is seeing the episode[s].”
Specifically, Muniz mentioned the fact he can’t remember visiting Australia:
I love to be able to look back. It makes make a little sad that it doesn’t just pop back into my mind. Like, I should have remembered going to Australia. That’s something that people remember.
There’s one thing he does remember though – how to do a quickstep: