Bruce Willis turns 68 this Sunday, and he does so in one of the most difficult moments of his life, although he also faces it surrounded by the love of his family. The actor was diagnosed with aphasia disorder in February 2022, something that forced him to retire from the acting world. Later, it was learned that he also suffers from frontotemporal dementia, a brain disorder that mainly affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, thus being associated with personality, behavior and language. Two diagnoses that have irremediably marked this last year of his life and that of everyone around him.
When we talk about Bruce Willis, we mean one of the most important actors in the Hollywood industry in recent decades. A host of titles come to mind when his name is mentioned: Pulp Fiction, The Fifth Element, Red, Die Hard, and The Sixth Sense, among many others. Born in West Germany on March 19, 1955, he has been a true benchmark in international cinema, and that is why he has earned the affection of a large number of followers, who are very concerned about his current state of health. .
The actor's health continues to worsen. A process that is being faster and harder than the family initially believed. Frontotemporal dementia is a disorder that affects the lobes of the brain behind the forehead. These lobes are responsible for behavior, problem solving, planning, and emotions, and people with this type of dementia tend to have difficulty expressing themselves or understanding language. Additionally, symptoms of frontotemporal dementia include personality changes, obsessive behavior, and speech difficulties.
His wife Emma Heming, his ex-wife actress Demi Moore and their five daughters were the ones who announced the actor's diagnosis in a joint statement posted on the website of The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration last month. In this statement, the actor's family also thanked them for the love and support they have received since it was announced last year that Bruce Willis was retiring from the world of acting due to his condition. The family also reported that since Bruce's aphasia diagnosis was announced in the spring of 2022, his condition has worsened and they now have a more specific diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia.
Since his retirement, the actor has rarely been seen in public. Earlier this March, Bruce Willis reappeared in Santa Monica, dressed in a blue sweater, black sweatpants and a beanie. As reported by the Daily Mail newspaper at the time, the 67-year-old actor went to this city in California (United States) to have a coffee with two friends.
If something good has brought the family out of this bad drink, it is that they are more united than ever. Bruce faces this new figure with the warmth of his own, including that of his ex-wife, Demi Moore, with whom he has a wonderful relationship. They are both parents to Rumer, Tallulah, and Scout. On his part, Willis has two other daughters with his current wife, Emma, named Evelyn and Mabel. All of them are one hundred percent invested in the actor, and surely they manage to make him have a happy birthday, despite the hard time they are going through.