Arnold Schwarzenegger Reacts to ‘Fantastic’ Bruce Willis’ Hollywood Retirement

Arnold Schwarzenegger Reacts to ‘Fantastic’ Bruce Willis’ Hollywood Retirement – During a conversation with CinemaBlend, Arnold Schwarzenegger, aged 75, expressed admiration for Bruce Willis, aged 68, who has chosen to distance himself from the film industry due to his diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia. “I think that he’s fantastic,” Schwarzenegger told the outlet. “He is a huge, huge star. And I think that he will always be remembered as a great, great star, and a kind man.”

Noting that he understands that Bruce chose to retire “under his circumstances, health-wise,” Schwarzenegger offered one final note tied to the movie star, who he shared the screen with in the Expendables franchise and co-founded the Planet Hollywood restaurant franchise with alongside Sylvester Stallone. “In general, you know, we never really retire. Action heroes, they reload,” he said.

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In February, Emma Heming Willis, Bruce’s wife, revealed that Bruce had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. She also mentioned that his condition has deteriorated since their family first disclosed his aphasia diagnosis in 2022. “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,” she said at the time.

Emma added in her full statement, “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.”

Bruce’s three eldest children, Rumer Willis, Scout Willis, and Tallulah Willis, along with his ex-wife, Demi Moore, all shared posts regarding the news of his diagnosis. Bruce, who also has a daughter named Mabel Evelyn with Emma, received support from his extended family. Frontotemporal dementia is a comprehensive term used to describe a collection of brain disorders that specifically affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. 

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As a result, these lobes experience atrophy, leading to speech difficulties, emotional disturbances, and alterations in personality. Additional symptoms may involve the loss of motor skills, such as difficulties with walking, swallowing, or muscle spasms. Typically, these symptoms progressively worsen over time. Symptoms of this condition generally become evident in individuals aged between 40 and 65, although it can also impact younger individuals. It represents the prevailing type of dementia in individuals under the age o

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