Bruce Willis, who is battling frontotemporal dementia (FTD), was seen in a family video celebrating his 68th birthday on Sunday.
Ex-wife Demi Moore posted the video on Twitter, wishing Bruce a happy birthday and writing, “So happy to celebrate you today. Love you and love our family.” rice field.
She also told her fans, “Thank you to everyone who sent their love and warm wishes. We are all feeling it.”
Happy Birthday, BW! I am very happy to congratulate you today. love you love our family
Thank you for all your love and warm wishes – we all feel it. pic.twitter.com/vcb50QP9hr
— Demi Moore (@justdemi) March 20, 2023
The entire action star’s extended family sings “Happy Birthday” in a short clip, and Bruce joins in.
After Bruce blows out the candles, the candles spontaneously let out a cry of “Hurray for hip hips!”
This fun video marks the first time Willis’ family has posted images of him since his FTD diagnosis.
In February, Bruce’s wife Emma Hemming released a statement, saying, “Our family is in awe of the incredible love, support and amazing stories we have all received since sharing Bruce’s initial diagnosis. In that spirit, I was able to gain a deeper understanding of what he was going through with our beloved husband, father, and friend. So I would like to give you the latest information.”
“Since announcing Bruce’s diagnosis of aphasia in the spring of 2022, Bruce’s condition has progressed and he now has a more specific diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD). Unfortunately, Communication issues are just one symptom of the illness Bruce is facing, and while it’s heartbreaking, it’s a relief to finally have a definite diagnosis.”
“FTD is a brutal disease that many of us have never heard of and can strike anyone. For people under 60, FTD is the most common form of dementia, Because it can take years to receive a diagnosis, FTD may be much more prevalent than we know.Today there is no cure for the disease.This reality is likely to continue in the future. I hope that will change in the years to come, and as Bruce’s condition progresses, I hope that media attention can be focused on shedding light on this disease that needs more awareness and research.”
The family said that if Bruce can do anything, they want to bring “global attention and connection to those who are coping with this debilitating disease.”
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