THE INDISPENSABLES: Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger to give Bruce Willis '24/7 support'
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA: As Bruce Willis struggles with dementia, it has been said that his former co-stars, like Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, are rallying around him. His friends from Hollywood are showering him and his family with love and support 24/7.
A source told RadarOnline.com, “Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, of course, and Jason Statham and so many others are right there at the front of the line offering to do anything they can, 24/7. It's a huge comfort for Bruce and his loved ones that he'd got so much goodwill and love to count on.”
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‘It may be a Hail Mary pass’
The insider went on to share, “The guy is a hero among his Hollywood peers, even if this situation is unbearably tough for all concerned.” Reports have also said that Bruce’s whole family has decided to gather together along with his friends to watch his movies expecting the ‘Die Hard’ star to remember past experiences and feel better.
Another insider reportedly spilled, “It was Demi's idea and the whole family is very excited about it. The family hopes that reliving the various experiences he had with his co-stars will keep Bruce's memory as sharp and stimulated as possible. It may be a Hail Mary pass, but at this stage, they're willing to try anything to keep Bruce's memory intact for as long as they can.”
‘Relief to finally have a clear diagnosis’
This comes after the family of ‘The Fifth Element’ star issued a statement in February, giving fans a devastating update on his health. They said, “As a family, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for the outpouring of love and compassion for Bruce over the past ten months. Your generosity of spirit has been overwhelming, and we are tremendously grateful for it. For your kindness, and because we know you love Bruce as much as we do, we wanted to give you an update.”
They continued, “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 statement continued, “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.”
‘He's determined to stay coherent’
The family added, “Ours is just one family with a loved one who suffers from FTD, and we encourage others facing it to seek out the wealth of information and support available through AFTD (@theaftd, theaftd.org). And for those of you who have been fortunate enough to not have any personal experience with FTD, we hope that you will take the time to learn about it, and support AFTD’s mission in whatever way you can.”
Meanwhile, a pal of Bruce has stated while referring to Rumer Willis’ unborn baby, “He's determined to stay coherent and lucid for as long as possible so his grandchild can have some happy memories of a grandfather who was present and active in his or her life. He's dead-set that this new baby is going to get the best he has to offer.”