Frankie Muniz was a child star. Then he left Hollywood to become a race car driver.

The actor also shared that he doesn’t remember going to the Emmys when he was younger.

“Over the past 10 years, my mum will bring up things like trips we went on or big events and they are new stories to me,” he told People

“I don’t know what the cause of it is. It’s not something I looked into, I just thought it was how my brain is — so I thought it was normal. I didn’t know I should remember going to the Emmys when I was younger.”

The truth about Frankie Muniz’s memory loss.

Appearing on Steve-O’s podcast, Steve-O’s Wild Ride, Muniz joked that if you search his name, you’ll only find stories about his memory loss.

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“This is the first time that I’ve actually ever gotten to clarify,” Muniz said on the podcast.

“It’s just funny because I have people write me all the time like, ‘Oh, it’s so sad.'”

Muniz explained that while appearing on Dancing with the Stars, an episode with the theme ‘Most Memorable Year’ led to some confusion when producers suggested that Muniz’s most memorable year was 2001, when he was nominated for an Emmy for Malcolm in the Middle at 15 years old.

“I go, ‘I don’t remember what I felt then,'” Muniz said. 

“It was me blowing off the fact that I can’t say that’s my favourite year because I can’t tell you what happened in 2001. You would have to tell me what happened in 2001,” he continued.