Bruce Willis is now barely able to speak as a result of his ongoing dementia battle.The Hollywood A-lister, 68, is losing his "joie de vivre" and "language skills", according to a friend who has given a health update amid the actor's battle with frontotemporal dementia (FTD).The Die Hard legend officially retired from acting last year after his family issued a statement revealing he had been diagnosed with the brain condition aphasia, which causes the patient's language abilities to deteriorate.They shared a heartbreaking update in February with the devastating news that his illness had "progressed" and he had been diagnosed with dementia.
And now writer and director Glenn Gordon Caron, who gave Bruce his big break in 1980s sitcom Moonlighting, has shared an update to Bruce's health.
Speaking to Page Six, he said: "My sense is the first one to three minutes he knows who I am. He’s not totally verbal; he used to be a voracious reader - he didn’t want anyone to know that - and he’s not reading now. "All those language skills are no longer available to him, and yet he’s still Bruce. "When you’re with him you know that he’s Bruce and you’re grateful that he’s there, but the joie de vivre is gone." It was in February 2023, that Bruce’s family announced that he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) at the age of 67 - it is an uncommon form of dementia that causes problems with behaviour, personality and language.
It came a year after it emerged that he had been suffering from Aphasia, a condition that affects how people communicate. In September, during an appearance on the Today Show, Bruce's wife Emma Heming broke down as she provided an update on her husband's condition and discussed the "grief and the.