On Sunday, Bruce Willis celebrated his 68th birthday. His family and close friends, such as wife Emma Heming and ex-wife Demi Moore, joined in on the celebration online to remember this icon who is suffering from frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
In 2022, the “Die Hard” star’s family announced that he would be retiring from acting due to aphasia. In February of this year, however, it was revealed that Bruce Willis‘ condition had worsened and he now suffers from Frontal Temporomandibular Dementia (FTD), an advanced form of dementia.
On Sunday, Heming shared an inspiring message on social media about the struggle of having a loved one suffering from such an incurable illness.
“Today is my husband’s birthday. I started the morning by crying,” Heming said in a video posted to her verified Instagram account. “People always tell me ‘Oh my goodness’ and ‘I don’t know how you do it.
‘ Unfortunately, that isn’t an option – although I wish it were raising two kids is tough enough as it is,” she continued.
Heming expressed her appreciation to their followers, noting the love and warmth “directed at my husband and our family,” as well as how this connection helps her.
Demi Moore posted a video to Twitter celebrating Willis’ 68th birthday, in which he and his family can be heard joyfully singing “happy birthday” before the 68-year-old blows out the candles on his cake.
Prior to this year, Willis’ family made it known that he would use his platform for raising awareness about FTD.
“We know in our hearts that, if he could today, he would want to bring global awareness and foster connections with those dealing with this debilitating disease and how it impacts so many individuals and their families,” they stated.
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