The British and American model named Emma Hemming Willis stopped paparazzi to shout at her husband, Bruce Willis after he was diagnosed with dementia.
Emma posted an emotional video on her Instagram account where she shared that after Bruce’s Dementia diagnosis, it has become hard for her to get him out in public places, and when the 67-year-old Die Hard star finally decided to go out with his friends to have coffee outside in Santa Monica, many photographers started chasing him and shouting around him to ask questions regarding his health.
In her video, Emma said, “If you are someone who is looking after someone with dementia, you know how difficult and stressful it can be to get someone out into the world and to navigate them safely, even just to get a cup of coffee.”
The 44-year-old model also added, “It’s clear that there’s still a lot of education that needs to be put worth. So this one is going out to the photographers and video people that are trying to get those exclusives of my husband out and about. Just keep your space.”
Following her husband’s last week hang out with his friends, she told that paparazzi made Willis so uncomfortable with their bunch of continuous questions.
“I know this is your job, but maybe just keep your space,” she further said. “Please don’t be yelling at my husband, asking how he’s doing, whatever. The woo-hooing and the yippee-ki-yay’s — just don’t do it. Give him the space. Allow for our family or whoever’s with him that day to be able to get him from Point A to Point B safely. That’s my PSA.”
Previous month, the Die-Hard actor’s family shared another painful update about his condition and diagnosis.
The eldest daughter of the Pulp Fiction alum recently revealed via her Instagram account that her father has been diagnosed with incurable frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
“Our family wanted to start by expressing our deepest gratitude for the incredible outpouring of love, support and wonderful stories we have all received since sharing Bruce’s original diagnosis. In the spirit of that, we wanted to give you an update about our beloved husband, father and friend since we now have a deeper understanding of what he is experiencing,” the post read.
“Since we announced Bruce’s diagnosis of aphasia in spring 2022, Bruce’s condition has progressed and we now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD). Unfortunately, challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease Bruce faces. While this is painful, it is a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis.”
The Willis family asked everyone to pray for him and wholeheartedly thanked every fan and well-wisher who showed their love and gratitude towards the actor.
The star’s family includes his ex-wife named Demi Moore, now wife, Emma Hemming Willis, and his three daughters named, Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah who shared an entire statement about Bruce’s recent diagnosis, has posted it on The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration’s website.
The family wrote in the post, “FTD is a cruel disease that many of us have never heard of and can strike anyone. For people under 60, FTD is the most common form of dementia, and because getting the diagnosis can take years, FTD is likely much more prevalent than we know. Today there are no treatments for the disease, a reality that we hope can change in the years ahead. “
“As Bruce’s condition advances, we hope that any media attention can be focused on shining a light on this disease that needs far more awareness and research.”
They further added, “Bruce always believed in using his voice in the world to help others, and to raise awareness about important issues both publicly and privately. We know in our hearts that – if he could today — he would want to respond by bringing global attention and a connectedness with those who are also dealing with this debilitating disease and how it impacts so many individuals and their families.”
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