American movie star, Bruce Willis is currently having verbal issues since the family announced his frontotemporal dementia (FTD) diagnosis.
Earlier this year, the Hollywood legend celebrated his 68th birthday, alongside Demi Moore, his ex-wife, and their three children, Scout, Rumer, and Tallulah; and his current wife, Emma Heming Willis, and their two children, Mabel and Evelyn.
This October, Willis’s late-1980s ABC series Moonlighting will be streaming on Hulu. And Moonlighting creator Glenn Gordon Caron had some things to say.
“The process [to get Moonlighting onto Hulu] has taken quite a while and Bruce’s disease is a progressive disease.
“So I was able to communicate with him, before the disease rendered him as incommunicative as he is now, about hoping to get the show back in front of people,” Caron recently told the New York Post. “I know it means a lot to him.”
“I have tried very hard to stay in his life,” Caron said, adding, “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 any more joie de vivre than he. He loved life and…just adored waking up every morning and trying to live life to its fullest.”
The creator also went ahead to reveal Bruce’s communication problem.
“My sense is the first one to three minutes he knows who I am,” he said. “He’s not totally verbal; he used to be a voracious reader—he didn’t want anyone to know that—and he’s not reading now.
“All those language skills are no longer available to him, and yet he’s still Bruce.” The creator added, “When you’re with him you know that he’s Bruce and you’re grateful that he’s there, but the joie de vivre is gone.”