Bruce Willis and his family have experienced a challenging period recently. Those familiar with this article likely know that the renowned actor has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a degenerative brain condition that has led to his withdrawal from the public eye, possibly for good.
While there has been considerable discussion about the family’s support and affection for Bruce during his difficult times, recent reports depict a troubling state of the star’s mental health.
Earlier this year, Bruce Willis’s family made the heartbreaking announcement that the iconic Die Hard actor had been diagnosed with dementia.
Following the revelation, his daughter, Scout, penned a poignant letter expressing her feelings of being “a bit overwhelmed.”
Having received a formal diagnosis of aphasia in March of the previous year, Willis took the difficult decision to retire from acting, citing challenges in communicating with others on set due to the effects of his illness.
In February of 2023, the public became aware of his frontotemporal dementia diagnosis.
Certainly, the weeks and months since then have presented an ongoing struggle for the Willis family, and recent updates suggest they may be confronting yet another form of adversity.
According to Radar Online, Tallulah Willis, the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, faced a struggle with anorexia after her fiancé Dillon Buss left her just three months following Bruce’s diagnosis with aphasia.
A source revealed to Radar, “Bruce could see her wasting away, and it only made his own problems worse.” The insider continued, stating, “Bruce was shattered when he saw Tallulah’s suffering. It got to the point where the family thought it would be better if they weren’t around each other at all.”
After her breakup with Dillon, Tallulah acknowledged entering a residential treatment center where she was evaluated and diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder).
“I felt smart for the first time,” Tallulah expressed about taking her medication, “but I also started to enjoy the appetite-suppressant side effect of the meds. I saw a way to banish the awkward adolescent in favor of a flighty little pixie. And like so many people with eating disorders, my sense of myself went haywire.”
Describing the initial allure of rapid weight loss, Tallulah shared, “There’s an unhealthy deliciousness at the beginning of losing weight rapidly. People are like, ‘Oh wow!’ And then quickly it turns to, ‘Are you okay?’ My friends and family were terrified, and I dismissed it.”
By the spring of 2022, she disclosed, “I weighed about 84 lbs. I was always freezing. I was calling mobile IV teams to come to my house, and I couldn’t walk in my Los Angeles neighborhood because I was afraid of not having a place to sit down and catch my breath.”
Absolutely, let’s hope that Tallulah receives the necessary care and support for her recovery soon. Dealing with her father’s health issues in addition to her own challenges is undoubtedly a significant and difficult situation.
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