Hollywood legend Bruce Willis announced his retirement from acting in 2022 due to aphasia, and was later diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), much to the dismay of his fans. Since his diagnosis, his good friend Glenn Gordon Caron often visits, but Glenn recently revealed that Willis’s condition is very grim, as he has completely lost the ability to converse with people.
Bruce Willis was once an avid reader and full of vitality. However, since his illness, not only has he lost the habit of reading, but his ability to speak has been greatly affected, even struggling to complete simple expressions. His friend Glenn Gordon Caron said, “He’s still the Bruce Willis from before, but it feels like he only recognizes me in the first 3 minutes of interaction. Now he has completely lost the ability to converse and read,” as his condition progressively worsens. What’s worrying is that Bruce Willis seems to be unaware of what disease he has, but dementia has given him a strong sense of isolation, thus leading to depression. Willis’s wife Emma revealed, “He’s now living in his own little universe, and while it saddens the people around him, at least he can live comfortably, which gives everyone a little consolation.”
Bruce Willis rose to fame in the 1980s, and his leading role in the “Die Hard” series in 1988 established his status in the film industry. He then launched classic films in the 90s such as “12 Monkeys,” “The Fifth Element,” “Armageddon,” and “The Sixth Sense,” which are well known to audiences worldwide.