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Bruce Willis' wife SLAMS false reports over state of Die Hard star's health
Photo: © ANP

Bruce Willis' wife SLAMS false reports over state of Die Hard star's health

Bruce Willis' wife SLAMS false reports over state of Die Hard star's health
Photo: © ANP

Bruce Willis' wife Emma Heming Willis has slammed false reports surrounding the health of the legendary actor.

In 2022, Willis was diagnosed with aphasia and then frontotemporal dementia which can impact speech, behaviour and memory which led to his retirement from acting.

Emma and the rest of the Willis family, including ex-wife Demi Moore, have been open about Bruce's struggles, which led to her having to comment on recent news reports which suggested that the Die Hard star no longer had the capacity to feel "joy".

“It’s Sunday morning and I’m triggered,” she wrote in an Instagram Story. “I just got click-baited. I’m just scrolling, minding my own business, and just saw a headline that had to do with my own family. The headline basically says there is no more joy in my husband. Now, I can just tell you, that is far from the truth.

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“I need society and whosoever is writing these stupid headlines to stop scaring people. Stop scaring people to think that once they get a diagnosis of some kind of neurocognitive disease that, ‘That’s it. It’s over. Let’s pack it up. Nothing else to see here, we’re done.’ No. It is the complete opposite of that, okay?

“You start a new chapter and that chapter is filled — let me just tell you what it is. It’s filled with love, it’s filled with connection, it’s filled with joy, it’s filled with happiness."

Dementia education required

Heming Willis blamed a lack of education on the subject of dementia for the inaccurate reporting of her husband's condition.

“We are being educated by the wrong people," she continued.

"People that have an opinion versus an experience. People that have not taken the time to properly educate themselves on any kind of neurocognitive disease. Why can I be so bold and say that? Because I see headline after headline and blurbs of misinformation. I’m not even talking about my family… I’m just talking about baseline dementia awareness and what’s being fed to the public. You wonder why anxiety and depression is up in our society. I honestly think part of it has to do with this kind of clickbait, how things are framed and pushed out to us and how we have a split second to take that information in. Man, it’ll do a number on my psyche.

“To whom it may concern, please be mindful how you frame your stories to the public about dementia and dig deeper. There are so many wonderful organizations and specialists within this space to reach out to so you can really do your due diligence to iron your story and content out.”
 

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