Celebrities from all facets of the entertainment world are sending their well wishes to Bruce Willis after learning that the actor has frontotemporal dementia (FTD), according to his wife Emma Heming Willis and family. Additionally, several celebrities commented on Heming Willis’ Instagram posts, as well as those from his daughter Rumer Willis and ex-wife Demi Moore, as they disclosed the diagnosis on Thursday.
In the comments section of Moore’s Instagram post, Molly Ringwald used the heart symbol, and Marlon Wayons wrote: “Love to you, him and the family. You’re an amazing human. It’s beautiful to honor him and your family the way you are. Makes my heart smile.”
In addition, Selma Blair replied to Moore’s message by writing, “Sending love .” Leaving a comment on Rumer’s post, Ireland Baldwin said, “Sending you and your family all my love, always.”
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Furthermore, Bruce, 67, is described as “such a damn legend” by Aaron Paul in his response. The ex-Breaking Bad actor penned: “Love you so much my friend! Sending hugs to you and that beautiful family of yours. Your pops is such a damn legend.” Meanwhile, Sharna Burgess from Dancing with the Stars commented on Rumer’s post, “Sending you all so much love.”
Maria Shriver posted on Twitter that her “heart goes out to Bruce Willis and his family, & also my gratitude for shining a much-needed light on this disease.”
Shriver continued, “When people step forward it helps all of us. When people get a diagnosis it’s extremely difficult, but also for most a relief to get a diagnosis.”
On another note, the actor’s family released a statement on Thursday in which they acknowledged that while learning of his frontotemporal dementia is “painful,” it is also “a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis.” The Pulp Fiction actor’s “condition has progressed since they revealed his aphasia diagnosis in March last year, they claimed, and they now have an answer in the form of FTD.
According to the family, “Bruce has always found joy in life — and has helped everyone he knows to do the same. It has meant the world to see that sense of care echoed back to him and to all of us. We have been so moved by the love you have all shared for our dear husband, father and friend during this difficult time. Your continued compassion, understanding, and respect will enable us to help Bruce live as full a life as possible.”
Lastly, they expressed their “deepest gratitude for the incredible outpouring of love, support, and wonderful stories we have all received since sharing Bruce’s original diagnosis.”