Bruce Willis has dementia, his family has revealed
Action star Bruce Willis announced on February 16 that he has terminal dementia, nearly a year after announcing his retirement from acting due to dementia.
The 67-year-old American actor, known for his Die Hard series and dozens of other action movies, announced his retirement from Hollywood this past March.
“Bruce’s condition has improved since it was announced in the spring of 2022 that he had a brain disorder called aphasia, which affects his cognitive abilities and behaviour, and We now know more details about his condition, which suggests he has frontotemporal dementia,” the statement read.
Frontotemporal dementia is a memory disorder caused by damage to the part of the brain responsible for personality and behavior.
“Unfortunately, communication problems are one of the symptoms of the illness that Bruce faces. From this pain, I know the details of this disease,” his family said.
“So far, there is no cure for this disease, but we hope to change this reality in the coming years,” he said.
Willis has been praised for his expressive acting skills in Pulp and The Six Senses, and won a Golden Globe and two Emmy Awards. Willis and actor Demi Moore were a famous couple in the 1990s but divorced in 2000.