The frontotemporal dementia that actor Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with was revealed by his family on Thursday in a group Instagram post.
Over a year after Willis' family gave their confirmation of the movie legend, doctors have now determined that the actor has frontotemporal dementia, a brain illness brought on by frontal lobe atrophy.
Now that he had been diagnosed with aphasia, he was giving up acting.
In order to begin, our family would like to express its sincere thanks for the amazing outpouring of love, support, and inspiring tales we have all heard since disclosing Bruce's first diagnosis. Emma Heming Willis said
Bruce's health has worsened since we first identified his aphasia in the spring of 2022, and we now have a more precise diagnosis: dementia frontotemporal
History of Bruce Willis's illness: Acting is being abandoned because of aphasia: "A extremely difficult moment"
"Challenges with communication" is one of the "Many faces" of FTD.
While unpleasant, it is a comfort to receive a definitive diagnosis, according to the Instagram post. The "women of Willis/Moore" have signed it, and it includes a picture of Willis grinning on the beach.