Bruce Willis has spoken up for the first time since receiving a catastrophic health diagnosis.
It was also at his 68th birthday party!
Willis’ personal life is frequently in the headlines these days…
Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah, the actor’s three daughters with ex-wife Demi Moore, are all thirty-two years old.
Some would argue he comes from a huge family. He married Emma Heming Willis…
They also have two children, Mabel, eight, and Evelyn, six.
For their lack of drama and strife, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore have long been admired…
In addition, unlike many divorced parents, Moore and Willis have co-parented their children admirably and without drama.
But in 2020…
The divorced couple did something out of the ordinary together. Millions of individuals were isolated in their homes because to the global pandemic…
Demi was forced to quarantine because the lockdown did not include the wealthy and famous… She was in the company of her ex-husband.
In the summer of 2020, she will quarantine her three daughters and their partners…
Willis decided to stay and become part of their big, happy family.
Of course, seeing a divorced couple retain such a strong and healthy connection was refreshing…
And, judging by everyone’s expressions, it created an incredibly pleasant family environment.
But there was one thing that everyone was thinking about…Willis’ present wife, Emma Hemming Willis, reacted to this in what way?
It must have been difficult for your husband to choose to quarantine with an ex…
Nonetheless, she turned to Instagram to comment on the family photo, stating, “Not many can pull off that color!” Squad, you’re looking good.”
It didn’t take Demi long to weigh in on the unorthodox setting.
On Naomi Campbell’s YouTube series, No Filter with Naomi, the actress revealed that she spent the first part of her quarantine in Idaho with her ex-husband and their three girls, then later with Willis’ two younger daughters and his new wife, Emma.
“With the pandemic, there have been many challenges and tragedies, but I also believe there have been many gifts and blessings.”
“I personally feel like I was really grateful for things slowing down and the time that we had,” she continued. It worked out that Bruce arrived and spent time with us, and then his current wife and their two tiny daughters came later after the kids had done school.”
“It really was a blessing,” she remarked of the event.
“Everything that has come forward has allowed us to reevaluate what is important and what has been overlooked and neglected.” It was incredible.”
Emma didn’t appear to mind at all…demonstrating her love and trust for her hubby! Willis and Emma’s marriage is definitely robust and healthy…
And their two young girls appear to be content with their loving family life. However, in more recent times…
Willis has stepped away from acting due to heartbreaking news that has dropped on the family.
Willis has aphasia, which is a brain ailment that prohibits cognitive abilities from functioning normally, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Although speech treatment can help, “although most people make significant progress, few people regain full pre-injury communication levels,” according to the group.
Willis’ family issued a message on social media in response to the news…
“To Bruce’s amazing supporters, as a family, we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities,” they wrote in an Instagram post. As a result of this, and after careful contemplation, Bruce is leaving the career that has meant so much to him.”
“This is a really difficult time for our family, and we are so grateful for your continued love, compassion, and support,” it said.
“We are moving through this as a strong family unit, and we wanted to bring in his fans because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him.”
“As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up,’ and together we plan to do just that,” they ended.
Since the news of Willis’ health went viral, several celebrities have expressed their support after learning of his diagnosis…
John Travolta, who co-starred with Willis in Pulp Fiction, paid heartfelt homage to the actor.
Travolta referred to Willis as a “generous soul” in an Instagram post.
“Bruce and I became good friends when we co-wrote two of our biggest hits, Pulp Fiction and Look Who’s Talking,” John explained. “Years later, he told me, ‘John, I just want you to know that when something good occurs to you, it makes me feel like it’s happening to me.’ That’s how generous his heart is. Bruce, I adore you.”
Willis, as we all know, has been known for many fantastic films throughout the years, and as successful as Pulp Fiction is, he is best remembered as Detective John McClane in Die Hard.
Willis rose to prominence as McClane in Die Hard, and he went on to appear in films such as The Fifth Element, The Sixth Sense, and Sin City.
Despite being stereotyped as a Hollywood tough guy, Willis won a Golden Globe for his performance as a private detective in Moonlighting.
Unfortunately, his medical condition has forced him to retire from performing.
Willis’ career, on the other hand, appears to have a future…
He apparently sold the rights to his digital doppelganger, allowing him to feature in films without physically being present.
“I was pleased with how my character turned out. It’s a short film in my regular action-comedy style. It is a fantastic opportunity for me to travel back in time. “With the advancement of modern technology, I was able to communicate, work, and participate in the filming even when I was on another continent,” he added in a statement.
“It’s been a very new and interesting experience, and I’d like to thank our entire team,” Willis added.
However, some are concerned about how this new technology may affect the performing industry.
“Is he even in his right mind to agree to this?” His condition, according to what I’ve heard, also interferes with his cognition. “I just hope he agreed to do this and that no one is taking advantage of him,” one user remarked.
Willis’ family recently provided a devastating health update.
“They know he won’t be around forever, so they’re making the most of every moment.” “Bruce can’t say much, and it doesn’t appear that he understands much of what others say,” the insider went on.
“There are days when they catch glimpses of the old Bruce, but they are fleeting and infrequent. He appears to be drifting more away from them, which tears their hearts. The girls can’t bear the thought of Christmas without Bruce. It’s been heartbreaking to watch him degrade. “The older girls miss Bruce.”
But now Bruce has received yet another devastating diagnosis.
His family has disclosed that the actor has frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
They made the following statement on the website of The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration:
“Our family would like to begin by expressing our heartfelt appreciation for the incredible outpouring of love, support, and wonderful stories we have all received since Bruce’s initial diagnosis.”
“In that spirit, we wanted to provide you with an update on our beloved husband, father, and friend, as we now have a better understanding of what he is going through.”
“Since we announced Bruce’s aphasia diagnosis in spring 2022, his condition has progressed, and we now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (or FTD).”
“Unfortunately, communication difficulties are only one symptom of Bruce’s disease.” While this is difficult, having a firm diagnosis is a comfort.
“FTD is a heinous disease that many of us have never heard of, and it can affect anyone.” FTD is the most common type of dementia in those under 60, and because diagnosis can take years, FTD is likely considerably more widespread than we realize.”
“Bruce has always believed in using his voice in the world to help others and to raise public and private awareness about important issues.”
“We know in our hearts that if he could today, he would respond by bringing global attention and a sense of connection to those who are also dealing with this debilitating disease and how it affects so many individuals and their families.”
“We are just one family with a loved one who has FTD, and we encourage others who are dealing with it to seek out the wealth of information and support available through AFTD.”
“And for those of you who have not had personal experience with FTD, we hope you will take the time to learn about it and support AFTD’s mission in any way you can.”
Then, more tragic information about Bruce’s illness was disclosed.
Willis also wore an earphone to help him understand what he was supposed to be doing.
“I know why you’re here, and I know why you’re here, but why am I here?” he was seen asking.
According to one crew member, “Someone would give him a line and he didn’t understand what it meant. He was merely being manipulated.”