Frankie Muniz of 'Malcolm in the Middle' Opened up about His Severe Memory Loss in a Candid Interview
In an interview, former child star Frankie Muniz said that he isn't giving his severe memory loss a chance to defeat him.
Muniz, who is best known for playing the title character in the hit family sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle," told PEOPLE that he's looking forward to what the future holds for him.
"I've been fortunate to do, like, all my dream jobs I've ever wanted."
Frankie Muniz at CBS Televison City on October 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images
"I only know what it's like to be me. Or have my brain," Muniz said. "So, I'm only reminded of how bad my memory is when people I see, they come to me and go, 'Oh, you remember when we did this?' 'Remember we went on this trip to this country?' And I have no recollection of it. But in my head, it's not like I feel bad or sad about it."
He added, "I do when I think about it, but it's just the way life is. I only know what it's like to be me and if I don't let it bother me, I just try to live the most fulfilling, best life I can. I really try to take advantage of my time. And I've got a lot in my life."
Frankie Muniz at Fox Upfront Announcement May 18, 2000 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images
Muniz insisted that he's thankful he's had a diverse profession throughout the years.
"I've been fortunate to do, like, all my dream jobs I've ever wanted," he said. "Actor, race car driver, drummer. I got to do all these great things and it's because I have drive. I just want to keep moving forward so I don't really dwell too much on the past."
The award-winning actor is set to get married to his fiancée Paige Price. He proposed to Price in November 2018.
"Page and I, we don't spend a minute apart," he said. "I don't get bored of her. "[The wedding is] going to happen pretty soon. Well, within a year, within 2019."
Muniz, who has had a long-running interest in car racing, has suffered from nine concussions in his life, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.
The timing of when the actor began losing his memory isn't clear, according to Men's Health.
But in 2017, Muniz decided to open up about his memory loss while competing on "Dancing with the Stars."
He said that Price helped him by writing down the things they do together in a diary.