“So today is my husband’s birthday, I started the morning cryingyou can tell by my swollen eyes, ”says the model in a video Emma Hemming, wife of Bruce Willis. This March 19, the actor turns 68 in the midst of a delicate medical situation.
A year ago, in March 2022, the retirement of Bruce Willis was announced, after he was diagnosed with aphasia, and a few weeks ago it was announced that he also suffers frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD).
Emma and Bruce have two daughters with the actor, Mabel and Evelyn, this morning he uploaded a video to his Instagram where he says what it has been like to live this disease process with the interpreter of Sixth Sense:
“I just think it’s important that they look at all sides of this situation, there are people texting me or saying, ‘Oh, you’re so strong, I don’t know how you do it’… I’m in charge of two little girlsSo there are times in our lives that we have to put on our pants and do what we have to do, and that’s what I’m doing.”
He also mentioned that this date has been very complicated due to all the emotions after the diagnosis of his illnesses, in addition that recording videos is like “sticking a knife in the heart”: “Every day…pain every dayand today I’m really feeling that way on his birthday.”
The model thanked those who send her messages of alienation, in addition, she shared a video with family memories with Bruce: “He is pure love. he is so loved. AND i will be loving him always. Happy Birthday dear. My birthday wish for Bruce is that you continue to keep him in his prayers and higher vibrations from him because his sensitive Pisces soul will feel it. Thank you so much for loving and caring for him too.”
In the afternoon, Demi Moore, ex-partner of Bruce Williswent to the actor’s house to accompany him with his entire family in a celebration.
On Twitter he posted a video of them singing to him and wrote: “Happy birthday BW! I’m glad we were able to celebrate today. We love you and we love our family. Thank you all for the love and warm wishes – we’re sorry.
What diseases does Bruce Willis have?
First the interpreter of Pulp Fiction was diagnosed with aphasia, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, it is a disorder which can cause problems with skills such as expression, comprehension, reading and writing.
In addition, some of the people who suffer from it may develop other related problems such as dysarthria, apraxia, or swallowing problems.
Symptoms include trouble understanding long languagefind the words to express an idea or the use of single words.
Patients can also interchange sounds or words, place them in a wrong order, skip short words, connect non-existent words or invent new ones when communicating.
Meanwhile, the frontotemporal dementia It is a term that is generally used to group disorders that mainly affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, it is often confused with Alzheimer’s.
This type of dementia affects the individual in their communication skills, as well as socialization skills and even personality, making them aggressive or withdrawn. There’s no cure.
The average life expectancy of a person who is diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia is 7 to 13 years after the onset of symptoms. The most common cause of death is pneumonia.