A few months ago, the family Bruce Willis The actor announced that he has a type of dementia called frontotemporal dementia, which would be the end of the Hollywood star’s acting career.
Willis joins the list of celebrities who had to stop their artistic careers due to illness. Some celebrities have made this decision because their health prevents them from acting in some way.
The actor announced his retirement in March 2022 after being diagnosed with aphasia, but unfortunately in February 2023, he announced that he was suffering from sporotemporal dementia. / Instagram: @emmahemingwillis
Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease when he was only 29 years old, although he continued to suffer from this for several years. However, in 2022, the actor known for his participation in the Back to the Future saga revealed that he no longer participates in more tapes because he remembered having to work with many dialogues and long hours.
In a recent interview published on CBS, the 61-year-old actor revealed that this disease was very painful, as the tremors become more intense, increasing the risk of fractures.
The actor explained that he had fractures in both his arm, elbow, hand and face due to a serious fall: “You don’t die with Parkinson’s, you die with Parkinson’s. So I thought about mortality and all that. And he won’t reach 88 years, he won’t reach 80” he confessed.
Michael J. Fox announced his retirement in 2020 / Instagram: @realmikejfox
In August 2021, actress Christina Applegate announced that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Due to a disease that affects the central nervous system and reduces the quality of life of those suffering from it, Applegate successfully ended her career in Hollywood at the age of 60.
At the time, the actress shared her plans for the future: “I want to earn a lot of money and make sure that my daughter eats and we can stay in our house.”
Christina Applegate has suffered from multiple sclerosis for several years / Instagram: @brucewillisbw / @1capplegate
Another actress who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Selma Blair, who made a sensational documentary in 2018, told of the difficult process she had to adapt to the end of her life.
“They say I plan to die, not because it’s multiple sclerosis, because I’m fighting multiple sclerosis,” he said.
At the time, he famously revealed that he had to hide his scars in the film to protect his life and not be considered a “risk-caution” by the producers. In addition, Blair’s multiple sclerosis diagnosis brought a sense of clarity after years of symptoms because she had time to recognize it.