Bruce Willis’ wife, Emma Heming Willis, has launched an appeal to fans and paparazzi to leave her husband with dementia alone: ”Stop yelling at him, asking him how he feels: I know it’s your job but maybe it’s the case keep your space.”
About four days ago the British tabloid Daily Mail made public photographs taken by paparazzi a Bruce Willis while walking and sipping coffee in the company of two friends. The famous 67-year-old Hollywood actor suffers from frontotemporal dementia and a few weeks ago a source close to the Willis family said that the health conditions would worsen visibly: “He’s more aggressive, has slow reactions, doesn’t always recognize his son”. For this reason the wife intervened yesterday, Emma Heming Willisto launch an appeal to fans and paparazzi: “Don’t chase him.”
The words of Emma Heming Willis
Emma Heming Willis with a video posted on Instagram yesterday launched an appeal to paparazzi and fans asking for respect for her husband suffering from fronto-temporal dementia. “To raise awareness of dementia, because that’s my goal, if you are someone who cares for someone with dementia, you know how difficult and stressful it can be to bring them out into the world and navigate it safely just to get a coffee“: the British model married to the famous actor since 2009 with the example of coffee – citing the episode that happened a few days ago with the DailyMail – asked people to leave in peace with her husband.
The appeal: “Allow us to go out with him safely”
“I see headlines, there is a video of my husband having coffee with some friends who have done a great job protecting him” – continued Emma Heming Willis in the long speech made on Instagram – “In this time of dementia awareness, it is clear that there is still a lot of education that needs to be done, so this message is for photographers and videographers who are looking to get exclusives from my husband: keep your space, I know it’s your job but maybe you should keep your space. Stop yelling at my husband, asking how he’s doing or anything. Don’t do it, okay? Give him space.” Then he concluded by emphasizing that he wanted to go out on the road with him in safety: “Allow our family or whoever is with him that day to be able to get him from point A to point B safely“.