Actor-turned-musician Frankie Muniz has been forced to step down from his role as a drummer in rock band Kingsfoil due to conflicting schedules.

The former Malcolm in the Middle star has been enjoying life on the road with the group since joining the line-up in 2012, but he announced he was no longer a member of Kingsfoil in a candid post on his Facebook.com page on Thursday (20Feb14).

He writes, "Very sad to announce that Feb 7th at the University of Wyoming was my final show performing as the drummer of Kingsfoil. Due to scheduling conflicts in the coming months, the guys in the band decided to replace me as the drummer a few weeks ago. Although I'm sad about not being a part of the band, I understand their decision and support them moving forward!

"I want to thank all my fans and the fans of Kingsfoil for supporting me while I got to live out one of my dreams. Playing drums in a touring rock band was incredible, and I will remember the times I was lucky enough to experience forever!"

Muniz, who is currently filming a Western called Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink 2, has yet to reveal what projects he is lining up for the near future, but he hints that it will be something completely new.

He adds, "I've been extremely fortunate to be a part of some amazing things in my life. As an actor, race car driver and musician, I couldn't ask for a better first 28 years of my life! That being said, look for some exciting news from me in the next couple of weeks... that may include another New Career path I'm embarking in!"

Since finding fame as a child star, Muniz has also branched out into motor racing - he has competed in the Formula Bmw Usa series, the Formula BMW World Final and the Champ Car Atlantic Series.