Celebrities react to Bruce Willis’ frontotemporal dementia analysis

Celebrities react to Bruce Willis’ frontotemporal dementia analysis

After the household of Bruce Willis revealed on Thursday that the actor had been recognized with frontotemporal dementia, well-wishers took to social media to precise their solidarity.

The 67-year-old Willis was initially recognized with aphasia final March, and his household mentioned on the time that he was “stepping away” from his appearing profession in consequence.

“Since we introduced Bruce’s analysis of aphasia in spring 2022, Bruce’s situation has progressed and we now have a extra particular analysis: frontotemporal dementia (often known as FTD),” learn a statement by Willis’ household.

Maria Shriver, the previous first woman of California, expressed her assist for the actor on Twitter, writing, “My coronary heart goes out to Bruce Willis and his household, & additionally my gratitude for shining a a lot wanted gentle on this illness.”

“When individuals step ahead it helps all of us. When individuals get a analysis it is extraordinarily troublesome, but additionally for many a aid to get a analysis,” she added.

“That ’70’s Show” actor Wilmer Valderrama commented: “Sending you all my love,” on Willis’ daughter Rumer’s Instagram submit about her father’s advancing situation.

“Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul additionally expressed his love: “Sending hugs to you and that stunning household of yours. Your pops is such a rattling legend.”

“Challenges with communication” are one of many signs Willis faces with FTD, which is the most typical type of dementia in individuals beneath 60 — with most FTD instances occurring between the ages of 45 and 64, in response to the AFTD. The illness is probably going extra frequent than statistics counsel, as it’s lesser identified and might take years to obtain a proper analysis. 

Willis’ ex-wife, actress Demi Moore, additionally took to Instagram to tell her followers about Willis’ situation.

“Sending like to all of you,” commented actress Sophia Bush, whereas actress Selma Blair, who has been very open about her battle with a number of sclerosis, additionally wrote that she was sending like to the household.

“Creed” actor Carl Weathers also expressed his appreciation for Willis’ cinematic achievements, writing on Twitter, “Yours actually sends love and positivity to Bruce and his household.”

“His expertise has been loved ‘around the world’! DIE HARD; SIXTH SENSE; PULP FICTION! Love his work,” he added.

FTD is a degenerative mind dysfunction characterised by deterioration of the frontal and/or temporal lobes, in response to the Association of Frontotemporal Deterioration (AFTD). 

Symptoms could embody “uncharacteristic character modifications, apathy, and unexplained struggles with decision-making, talking or language comprehension are among the many commonest presenting signs,” AFTD mentioned. 

But Willis’ family members are nonetheless sustaining a constructive outlook.

“Bruce has at all times discovered pleasure in life — and has helped everybody he is aware of to do the identical,” the assertion from the actor’s household concluded. “Your continued compassion, understanding, and respect will allow us to assist Bruce dwell as full a life as potential.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.