Everybody’s beloved Die Hard star, Bruce Willis is battling frontotemporal dementia. In the spring of 2022, the family of the actor announced that he will be stepping off his job for a while as he was diagnosed with aphasia back then. And earlier this year they learned that the actor is suffering from frontotemporal dementia or FTD. This left many fans devastated as, he has gifted the industry with hits one after the other, namely Pulp Fiction, The Sixth Sense, and many more. The actor has thus, also received many accolades for his work in films. He is truly one of the greatest.
Thus, when he decided to get out and get a cup of coffee after a long time, the paparazzi rushed to capture the moment. His wife Emma Heming Willis protested against the notion and urged the photographers to behave and spare them some privacy.
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Bruce Willis’ wife slams the paparazzi
Bruce Willis’ wife took to Instagram to request the photographers to back off. As they hounded Willis for a quick word and some pictures while he was out and about with his friends in LA to get some coffee. Thus, she recorded her request and posted it as a video on Instagram. She said,
“It’s clear that there’s still a lot of education that needs to be put forth,–So this one is going out to the photographers and the video people that are trying to get those exclusives of my husband out and about. Just keep your space. I know this is your job, but maybe just keep your space. For the video people, please don’t be yelling at my husband asking him how he’s doing or whatever – the woohoo-ing and the yippee ki yays … just don’t do it. OK?”
Heming Willis agreed that it is a part of their job and she takes no issue with them doing their jobs. She just wants them to respect their boundary and also allow them to do their job without the extra hassle.
“Give him his space. Allow for our family or whoever’s with him that day to be able to get him from point A to point B safely.”
Fans showed their support for her PSA in the comments of the post. One stated,
“You are incredibly gracious in the delivery of this message. It’s about keeping our loved ones with dementia safe and able to have the joy we all find in the simple things in life….”
It is really heart-wrenching to see how much this condition(FTD) takes away from the ones suffering and their families. Emma Heming Willis has now taken it upon herself to educate the masses about dementia in the hopes of building a community that can provide a safe space for the ones suffering.
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The desperate photographers captured Willis in a vulnerable moment
While battling a huge war, the family and friends of the actor Bruce Willis are trying to maintain the normalcy of his life he had over the years. The Moonlighting famed actor was chased by the paparazzi while his friends shielded him away from them. This took place recently on a pleasant morning when the star joined his friends to get a cup of coffee in LA.
Willis looked perplexed and disoriented in the videos captured. He did not seem to respond to his friend when they called him by his name. The illness caused him to face challenges with his speech and unfortunately, that is only one of the many symptoms that he is suffering.
Bruce Willis was last seen in public before this in January. Thus, his public appearances are the most anticipated thing by the paparazzi since the unfortunate news broke on the internet. According to the experts, this disease affects the parts of the brain that result in behavioral changes, increasing difficulty in communicating and increasing trouble managing day-to-day tasks. Therefore, his fans around the world as well as his co-workers are now praying for his speedy recovery.
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