Veteran ‘Pulp Fiction’ actor, Bruce Willis has begun to lose his ability to communicate and read and enthusiasm for life. Bruce Willis’ longtime friend provided a distressing update on his health, saying he is currently “not totally verbal.” Wills and writer Glenn Gordon Caron first collaborated in the 1980s sitcom Moonlighting when the titular star was only 29 years old. Since then, the two have remained close friends and colleagues.
Glenn has been open about the painful development of Bruce’s dementia after seeing his Hollywood friend’s ascent to fame and great notoriety. The 68-year-old retired from his illustrious Hollywood career after receiving an aphasia diagnosis, which impairs patients’ memory and language abilities; but, as his family revealed earlier this year, the illness has subsequently progressed to frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
The Die Hard actor’s fans have rarely heard an update on his condition, even though his wife and current caretaker Emma Heming Willis has been a vocal supporter of carers and spreading awareness of the neurological disorder. Bruce’s dementia is worsening, according to Glenn, who has revealed this heartbreaking insight into Bruce’s condition.
Glenn claimed to Page Six that the actor is losing his “language skills” since he isn’t as vocal as he once was and has also lost his “joie de vivre,” or love of life and excitement, adding that “there is no one who had any more joie de vivre than he.” Glenn acknowledged that, despite Bruce’s best efforts to keep his reputation as a “voracious reader” a secret, he no longer even reads.
Though “he’s still Bruce,” he insisted, “the actor only knows who he is for the first few minutes of their meeting.” The author has made an effort to see his famous friend once a month since his aphasia diagnosis, although he said he hasn’t always been successful in doing so. Nevertheless, the writer stays in touch with Bruce’s elder kids and has “tried very hard to stay in his life.”
Bruce is lovingly supported by his cohesive family, as is his wife Emma, who cares for her husband and their two young kids, Mabel, 11, and Evelyn, 9.