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BRUCE Willis has spoken for the first time since his dementia diagnosis in a new video celebrating his 68th birthday with family.

The prolific actor has been keeping a low profile since his dementia diagnosis became public.

Bruce Willis has spoken for the first time since his dementia diagnosis was revealed


Bruce Willis has spoken for the first time since his dementia diagnosis was revealedCredit: Instagram/@demimoore

On Sunday, Demi, 60, took to Instagram to share a video from a family celebration of Bruce’s birthday.

His current wife Emma and daughters Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah were all present for the party along with a few other guests.

In the clip, the entire group – including the Die Hard actor – sang Happy Birthday.

He appeared to be in good spirits, singing at least a few words to the song, chatting with other revelers, and blowing our the candles on his birthday pie.

As everyone sang, he smiled, talked, and made hand gestures.

At one point, he appeared to stumble slightly, perhaps simply losing his footing.

He stumbled a bit again after giving a major effort to blow out the few candles stuck inside the pie.

The entire family had a little chuckle at the moment – Bruce included.

After the song concluded, everyone shouted: “Hip Hip Hooray.”

The actor made a lassoing motion with his hands and even shouted “hooray at one point.”

He was then embraced and kissed by a few folks present for the sweet little bash.

Demi captioned the post: “Happy birthday, BW! So glad we could celebrate you today. Love you and love our family. Thank you to everyone for the love and warm wishes — we all feel them.”

While fans were thrilled to get a rare glimpse at Bruce in this capacity, there was some level of concern from his longtime fans after spotting a subtle detail in the video.

Bruce appeared to be missing one of his front teeth.

It is not clear why and seems unlikely the family will explain.


The comments were a mix of concern and support.

Actress Rosario Dawson commented: “Happy Birthday Bruce! Blessings to your and the family.”

Another commenter wrote: “Always one of the coolest guys ever! Happy birthday Bruce!”

One fan noted: “Even the slightest thing is the BIGGEST thing! Usually when a person is suffering from frontotemporal dementia they don’t remember the significance of blowing out the candle. And he did it without being told to. He even commented on the dog. He was definitely lucid and a participant in the moment. I am so glad to see this! Happy Birthday Bruce!”

Another comment read: “One of the best! Thank you for letting us share a very personal journey!! A fan forever!”

Someone else chimed in: “That’s sooo heart warming.”

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A fifth fan commented: “What an emocional moment tks for share Demi we love you and your family.”

Another fan wrote: “Could watch this over and over again … there’s nothing better than this … the decision to make your blended family a priority is what family dreams are made of ! We love you Bruce.”

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