In 2022, after learning that Bruce Willis suffers from aphasia, his family made a formal announcement regarding his health. “As a family, we felt compelled to let you know that our beloved Bruce has been struggling with health problems and has recently been identified as having aphasia, affecting his cognitive functioning.
Bruce is leaving the career that has meant so much to him as a result of this, the family announced in a statement posted to Instagram. “We appreciate all of your love, concern, and support as our family is presently going through a very trying time. “.
Aphasia is a condition that impairs a person’s ability to communicate, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Willis has primarily shunned the media since his diagnosis, but his family has shared several updates on him, and he has appeared in photos on social media.
On her Instagram stories in May 2022, Bruce’s wife, Emma Heming Willis, shared a video of him shooting hoops. Bruce seemed happy when taking pictures with his wife at an “off the grid” event they posted on social media.
Nearly a year later, Bruce’s daughter, Rumer Willis, has provided a sad update on her father’s condition and the family’s plans.
Following the initial aphasia diagnosis, Bruce Willis’ family claims they now have a “deeper understanding” of what he is going through. The actor’s daughter from “Die Hard,” Rumer Willis, captioned an image on Instagram with the following.
Since we first identified Bruce as having aphasia in the spring of 2022, his condition has worsened, and we have now determined that he has frontotemporal dementia. “.
Sadly, Bruce’s trouble speaking is only one of his illness’s symptoms. Getting a confirmed diagnosis is a relief despite the discomfort, she continued.
FTD is described as the most prevalent form of dementia in people under 60 in an article posted on the Association for Frontotemporal Dementia Degeneration website.
The condition the family claims has no known treatment for, will only worsen over the next few weeks. Johns Hopkins claims that FTD is not a fatal disorder and that people can have its symptoms for a long time.
The condition, however, can result in pneumonia, an elevated risk of infection, and “fall-related injuries. “Bruce’s close relatives, including his wife Emma Heming Willis, his children Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, Evelyn Willis, and his ex-wife Demi Moore, are all standing by him.