Actor Frankie Muniz says he was rushed to the hospital last week after suffering what he called "mini stroke."
The former "Malcolm in the Middle" star tweeted about his ordeal 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!-- Frankie Muniz (@frankiemuniz) December 4, 2012
Though strokes are typically thought to be something that happens to older people, it can happen to anyone.
"Stroke has been noted to having an increased frequency in young adults without a clear cause," Dr. Richard B. Libman, vice chair of neurology at the Cushing Neuroscience Institute in Manhasset, N.Y., told CBSNews.com by email. "Historically stroke has been thought to as a disease of the elderly with increased risk associated with those with preexistent atherosclerotic and heart disease."
Muniz, who turns 27 Wednesday, has been busy playing drums in the rock band Kingsfoil. During ato CBSNews.com, Muniz said, "It's my focus 1,000 percent right now. I want to be the best drummer I can be for the band and for me."
Muniz, who recently made aon "Don't Trust the B... in Apartment 23," said that although he's busy touring, he hasn't forgotten about acting.
"If I'm home and something comes up and it fits in the schedule I'll happily do it," he said. "I love acting. I love everything I've gotten to do in the past."