Bruce Willis Celebrates Birthday After Dementia Diagnosis

On Sunday, actor Bruce Willis turns 68. This is the first birthday he has had since his family revealed that he has Frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Demi Moore, his ex-wife, and a fellow actress posted a touching video of the Die Hard actor looking pleased and surrounded by loved ones as they sang him a happy birthday.

The footage was posted on Instagram by Moore, who was married to Willis from 1987 to 2000. In the caption, she added: “BW, happy birthday! I’m so happy we could honor you today. I adore our family and you. We appreciate the affection and well wishes from everyone; they are felt by all of us.”

Bruce Willis Celebrates Birthday After Dementia Diagnosis

Bruce Willis’s Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) diagnosis

A neurodegenerative condition known as frontotemporal dementia (FTD) affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. Those with FTD may experience changes in personality, conduct, and language skills because these regions are in charge of regulating behavior, emotions, and language. Willis’ family made the diagnosis public on February 16, 2023.

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This came after the previous year’s news of his aphasia condition. According to a statement from the family, “Since we reported Bruce’s aphasia diagnosis in the spring of 2022, his condition has gotten worse. Regrettably, Bruce’s communication problems are only one sign of his illness. Although this is difficult, it is a comfort to receive a definitive diagnosis at last.”

Bruce Willis’s incredible career

Since the late 1970s, Willis has been involved in the entertainment sector. He became well-known in the 1980s as a star of the television show Moonlighting and then became one of the most well-liked action movie actors of the 1990s and 2000s. He has appeared in a wide range of movies, including comedies, dramas, and action flicks.

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His most well-known cinematic roles include Butch Coolidge in Pulp Fiction, Dr. Malcolm Crowe in The Sixth Sense, Korben Dallas in The Fifth Element, and John McClane in the Die Hard movies. Willis has won various honors and distinctions during his career, including a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for his performance in Moonlighting, as well as a plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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