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Stephanie Colderick

Bruce Willis seen for first time since dementia diagnosis in emotional family video

Hollywood actor Bruce Willis has broken his silence and been seen for the first time since announcing his dementia diagnosis in a moving family video. The 68-year-old, who has been on a break from acting since March 2023, was seen for the first time while celebrating his birthday with his family.

Bruce's family announced his diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia in February 2023. The Die Hard actor who made his name playing action hero John McClane before appearing in cult films including Pulp Fiction, The Sixth Sense and Armageddon has been on a break from acting since March last year when his family announced he was struggling.

While celebrating Bruce's 68th birthday his ex-wife Demi Moore shared a clip from the celebrations with his family including current wife Emma Heming, and daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah. The family were enjoying the celebrations and sang happy birthday in the video. You can keep up to date with the latest TV and showbiz news by signing up to the newsletter here.

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In the video, Bruce sang along to a few of the words and talked to the other guests as he blew out the candles on his birthday pie. Demi captioned the video: "Happy birthday, BW! So glad we could celebrate with you today. Love you and love our family. Thank you to everyone for the love and warm wishes — we all feel them,"

His wife Emma recently shared a poignant video to celebrate his birthday. Fighting to hold back tears, the 44-year-old admitted to her 680,000 Instagram followers that she felt it was important for people to see all sides of living with the condition.

She said: “So today is my husband's birthday. I have started the morning by crying. As you can see by my swollen eyes and snotty nose, I just think it's important you see all sides of this. I always get this message or people always tell me like, ‘Oh you're so strong, I don't know how you do it.’ I'm not given a choice. I wish I was. But I'm also raising two kids in this."


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