Bruce Willis has lost his “joie de vivre” amid his ongoing health battle. The ‘Die Hard’ actor has been diagnosed with Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), an uncommon form of the disease that causes a deterioration in personality, behaviour, and language. His friend, Glenn Gordon Caron, admitted that the star’s zest for life “is gone,” as it seems like he is “viewing life through a screen door.”
He told the New York Post: “My sense is that in the first one to three minutes, he knows who I am. He’s not entirely verbal. “He used to be a voracious reader — he didn’t want anyone to know that — and now he’s not reading.
“All those language skills are no longer available to him, and yet he’s still Bruce. “When you’re with him, you know he’s Bruce, and you’re grateful that he’s there, but the joie de vivre is gone.”
The 69-year-old director, who created the 1980s comedy-drama ‘Moonlighting,’ starring Bruce alongside Cybill Shepherd as private detectives, explained how the 68-year-old star really “loved life” and tried to live it “to its fullest” before his diagnosis.
He added: “The thing that makes his disease so mind-blowing is that if you’ve ever spent time with Bruce Willis, there is no one who had more joie de vivre than he did.
“He loved life and just adored waking up every morning and trying to live life to its fullest.” Glenn revealed he has tried to visit his friend almost every month since his aphasia diagnosis.
He said: “I’m not always quite that good, but I try, and I do talk to him and his wife, Emma Heming Willis, and I have a casual relationship with his three older children. “I have tried very hard to stay in his life.”
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