Matthew Perry Drops Bruce Willis Drug Bombshell

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.



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. Now, Friends actor Matthew Perry has commented on Willis’ worsening health.

Mattew Perry talks about Bruce Willis

The 1994 beloved sitcom, Friends featured several well-known people as special guest stars throughout its ten seasons. One of the most notable guest appearances was Bruce Willis’ three-episode story during Friends season 6. While his close friend, Matthew Perry(who played Chandler Bing)  claimed that the actor’s Emmy-winning performance on Friends came about as a result of the Die Hard star losing a bet to the sitcom actor.

In his memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, Matthew Perry, the Friends actor, revealed several never-before-known facts about the 68-year-old retired American actor.

He went in-depth about his struggle with addiction as well. Many critics have praised the biography for being frank, incredibly close-knit, and intensely personal. Even though Willis was battling his alcohol and drug addictions at the time, Perry claimed that they grew closer while working together on the 2000 film The Whole Nine Yards. 

According to Perry, the Die Hard actor had an “on-off button.” The Friends alum described it as follows in his memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing:

“There was a big difference between Bruce and me. Bruce was a partier; I was an addict. Bruce has an on-off button. He can party like crazy, then get a script like The Sixth Sense and stop the partying and nail the movie sober. He doesn’t have the gene—he’s not an addict.”

Regarding how he felt about Willis during their late-night conversations, Perry wrote the following to further demonstrate his admiration for the incredibly genuine talent:

“That’s when I saw the real Bruce Willis. A good-hearted man, a caring man, selfless. A wonderful parent. And a wonderful actor. And most importantly, a good guy.”

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