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Bruce Willis' family confirms worsening health: he suffers from frontotemporal dementia

In a statement, the actor's family explained that despite the pain, they are relieved to have a more specific diagnosis.

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This Thursday, the family of 67-year-old Hollywood actor Bruce Willis announced on social media that the artist's health condition has worsened over the last year and that he has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.

Willis’ wife, Emma Heming Willis posted a statement on Instagram explained that his condition has worsened since the spring of 2022 when they announced that Bruce Willis had aphasia.

However, the family of the Hard to Kill star said that, although it was hard to diagnose the actor’s frontotemporal dementia, it is a relief to finally know because it allows them to have a "deeper understanding" of what he is going through.

"Unfortunately, challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease Bruce faces," Willis' family explained without going into detail.

In the statement, his family also explained that the frontotemporal type of dementia is a "cruel disease" that can’t be treated.

"As Bruce’s condition advances, we hope that any media attention can be focused on shining a light on this disease that needs far more awareness and research," the post reads.

The statement also served as an opportunity to thank "the incredible outpouring of love, support and wonderful stories" the family has received since they first shared the news of Bruce Willis' condition.

"Bruce always believed in using his voice in the world to help others, and to raise awareness about important issues both publicly and privately. We know in our hearts that – if he could today -- he would want to respond by bringing global attention and a connectedness with those who are also dealing with this debilitating disease and how it impacts so many individuals and their families.” The statement was signed by the actor's wife and his children: Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn.