In 2022, popular actor Bruce Willis declared that he would retire from acting due to aphasia, which affects his ability to communicate.
However, the actor’s family has now revealed that he has been diagnosed with a form of dementia. The family’s statement explains that the actor’s condition has advanced and is now identified as frontotemporal dementia, which is the most common form of dementia for people under 60 years old.
The family expressed their hope that the media will help raise awareness about the disease, which currently has no cure, but desperately needs more research.
“While this is painful, it is a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis,” the family wrote on Instagram. “Today there are no treatments for the disease, a reality that we hope can change in the years ahead. As Bruce’s condition advances, we hope that any media attention can be focused on shining a light on this disease that needs far more awareness and research.”
Willis’ family has expressed gratitude to his fans for supporting him over the past year. They have also decided to make public his condition of FTD in order to spread awareness about the disease.
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The family added that Bruce was always keen on using his voice to help others and to raise awareness about important issues. If he could, he would want to bring global attention to the disease and its impact on individuals and their families.
Bruce Willis was a popular Hollywood actor for decades who gained fame for his roles in Moonlighting and Die Hard, along with its numerous sequels.
Willis is also known for his roles in popular movies like Pulp Fiction, The Sixth Sense, Armageddon, and Unbreakable, has recently been mainly working on low-budget, direct-to-video films. According to his colleagues, they were concerned about his ability to remember lines.
Last March, Bruce’s family announced that he was suffering from aphasia, which was affecting his communication abilities and led to the end of his acting career. His family announced that he was “stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him” and would be spending time with his loved ones.
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Bruce is married to Emma Heming Willis, and they have two daughters named Mabel and Evelyn. He also has three daughters, Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah, from his previous marriage to actress Demi Moore. His family plans to “live it up” as Willis always says and spend quality time together.
It is truly saddening to learn that Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with dementia. However, the good news is that his family now knows the diagnosis and can focus on providing him with proper care.
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