The family of Bruce Willis reported that the Hollywood actor was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, CNN reports.
Last spring, 67-year-old Willis was diagnosed with aphasia, which caused speech disorders, but the disease progressed. Now it has become possible to clarify the diagnosis.
“To date, there is no cure for this disease, this is the reality, but we hope that it will change in future years,” the Willis family said. They decided to make his diagnosis public in the hope of drawing public attention to this disease.
Their statement also notes that Willis’ diagnosis is frontotemporal dementia. It causes changes in behavior and speech. Patients develop slowness or stiffness in movements, later loss of control over urination and defecation, as well as muscle weakening.
Bruce Willis gained worldwide fame for his roles in such films as Die Hard, The Sixth Sense, Armageddon, and Pulp Fiction.