Bruce Willis finally has an actual diagnosis, and it isn’t good.
ICYMI, Bruce started developing bouts of aphasia — which is the loss of the ability to understand or express himself with speech.
But, the family just shared his actual diagnosis — what’s causing the aphasia — and y’all, my heart just breaks for all of them.
Let me just say, I have been a huge fan of Bruce Willis for years.
The dude has been such an ingrained part of film culture.
One look at his IMDB page will shock you. He has been in SO many things.
It makes me so sad that he has had to quit the industry that he obviously loves.
Now, the family has announced that Bruce is suffering from frontotemporal dementia — a disease that affects personality, behavior and language — and they are obviously devastated.
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.The Willis Family in a statement
I can’t even imagine what the family must be going through at this time.
We have been so moved by the love you have all shared for our dear husband, father, and friend during this difficult time. Your continued compassion, understanding, and respect will enable us to help Bruce live as full a life as possible.The Willis Family in a statement
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Willis family as they cope with the diagnosis, and just try to live in light of such devastating news.