Legendary actor Bruce Willis was recently spotted for the first time since his family revealed that he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) last month. The retired actor stepped out in Santa Monica on Thursday. FTD symptoms often arise in younger patients between the ages of 40 and 65, according to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Radar Online reported that Willis’ family is has gotten support of the loved ones and it includes Bruce Willis’ tough guy ex-costars.
“Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, of course, and Jason Statham and so many others are right there at the front of the line offering to do anything they can, 24/7,” dished the insider.
“It’s a huge comfort for Bruce and his loved ones that he’d got so much goodwill and love to count on,” the source shared, adding, “the guy is a hero among his Hollywood peers, even if this situation is unbearably tough for all concerned.”
Meanwhile, in an interview published by the Bild newspaper, a person close to the actor claims that his symptoms have worsened. The symptoms first began to show up in Bruce Willis, as reported by the British newspaper Daily Mail, two years earlier.
During the filming sessions in which the actor was present, people present could already sense that something was not right. He had difficulty in holding conversations, coupled with not being able to connect words correctly.