Bruce Willis, the disease worsens, his friend Glenn Gordon Caron: “He is losing his speech”

“When you’re with him you know he’s Bruce and you’re grateful he’s here, but he lost the joy of living”. In an interview given to New York Post Glenn Gordon Caroncreator of the 1980s TV series Moonlighting, told the latest updates on the health conditions of his friend Bruce Willis, 68 years old. After an initial diagnosis of aphasia, last February the actor found the condition progressing into frontotemporal dementia, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the frontal lobe of the brain and causes a deterioration of behavior, personality and language, and he retired from the stage. “Bruce’s disease is a progressive disease, so I was able to communicate with him, before the disease made him unable to communicate as it is now,” said Caron, who had time to alert Willis to the fact that Moonlighting, a series in which he starred, would soon be broadcast on the streaming platform Hulu. “I know she’s really happy about it.”


“I’m not always that good, but I try and talk to him and his wife [Emma Heming Willis] and I have an on-off relationship with his three oldest daughters” (Rumer, Scout and Tallulah, whom Willis had with ex-spouse Demi Moore), Caron said. “I tried with all my might to stay in her life. He is an extraordinary person. The thing he makes [la sua malattia] so mind-blowing is that if you’ve ever spent time with Bruce Willis, there’s no one who had more zest for life than him. He loved life and… he just loved waking up every morning and trying to live life to the fullest.” For the author and director, now the actor instead observes life from “a screened door” through which he retains rare moments of lucidity: “My feeling is that he understands who I am for the first three minutes. He is losing the ability to communicate; he was a voracious reader – he didn’t want anyone to know – and now he doesn’t read anymore. All those language skills are no longer available to him, and yet he is still Bruce.”