Malcolm In The Middle's Frankie Muniz has revealed he suffered a major injury during his years as a professional race car driver.
'I had a crash and broke my back and injured my hands and ribs,' Muniz, 31, told his Dancing With The Stars partner Witney Carson on the shows premiere episode of the ABC reality dance competition.
After the episode aired, Muniz opened up to PEOPLE magazine about how his injuries have had a lasting affect on him and how it is affecting his DWTS experience.
'I’m 31 but feel like I have the creaky, old body of a 71-year-old,' said the actor, who also suffered mini strokes in 2012. 'But I’m doing whatever it takes to take care of my body so I can continue dancing. I’ve raced Indy cars, I’ve played every sport, I consider myself a pretty athletic person, but I’m so sore. I’m so dead. I’m in the sauna, I’m icing. Everything that I’m doing every minute of the day is to make me a better dancer in this competition and make it to the end.'