The past few months have been difficult for Bruce Willis and his devoted family. Readers are undoubtedly well aware of the A-lister’s diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia, a progressive brain disorder that has made him retire from the public eye, maybe permanently.
In spite of the fact that much has been said about the love and support Bruce’s family provided for him through his most difficult time, recent reports paint an unsettling image of Tallulah, the star’s daughter’s, mental health.
Tallulah Willis’s mental health is a matter that the Willis family is becoming more and more concerned about as her father’s condition worsens.
Bruce Willis’s family announced earlier this year that the Die Hard actor had been given a dementia diagnosis. After the news spread, his daughter Scout sent an especially moving letter in which she expressed her “overwhelm” at the situation.
Following a formal aphasia diagnosis, Willis announced his retirement from acting in March of last year. His capacity to speak was apparently affected, among other things, making it harder for him to function on set.
His previously announced diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia was made public in February 2023. The Willis family has undoubtedly had challenges in the days, weeks, and months that have passed since that time, and according to recent reports, they may now be facing more difficulties.
Tallulah, the daughter Bruce and actress Demi Moore have, acknowledged going through a period of anorexia after being broken up with by her fiancé Dillon Buss just three months after her father’s aphasia diagnosis.
Tallulah’s illness has not received much attention since that time, despite the fact that it is now being asserted that Bruce was aware of his daughter’s suffering.
“Bruce could see her wasting away and it only made his own problems worse,” said a source.
“Bruce was shattered when he saw Tallulah’s suffering,” the insider went on.
“It got to the point where the family thought it would be better if they weren’t around each other at all.”
Tallulah herself acknowledged that she had entered a hospital after parting ways with Dillon. She was given a borderline personality disorder diagnosis there.
Tallulah recently shared her difficulties with body dysmorphia in an open essay for Vogue, explaining how they started when she started taking ADHD medication.
“I felt smart for the first time,” Tallulah said of 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.”
“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.”
The 29-year-old added: “By the spring of 2022, 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.”
Let’s hope Tallulah receives all the support she needs so she can fully recover. Given that she also has to deal with her father’s own health difficulties, we can only image the challenging situation she is in.
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