Fans were touched when Bruce Willis’ family shared a video of his 68th birthday celebration last Sunday on Instagram. In the clip, he was in good spirits as his blended family gave him some birthday love, but one detail is now causing a little concern.
Fans Alarmed Over Bruce Willis' Missing Tooth In Birthday Video
He Turned 68 On March 19
The video was shared by his ex-wife, Demi Moore, on his birthday on March 19.
The Whole Family Was Singing
Demi along with his current wife, Emma Heming Willis, his five daughters, and a few other guests can be seen in the clip singing the birthday song. The Die Hard star even put up a little performance himself.
Missing A Tooth
He blew out his candles and everybody was laughing. But fans couldn’t help but notice he was missing one front tooth.
'What Happened To His Tooth?'
Among the numerous birthday greetings in the comments section, some pointed out the dental issue.
“What happened to his tooth?” one follower asked.
'Something Is Very Wrong'
Another commented, “Something is very wrong with that picture Bruce have a missing tooth and Demi is beautiful again....what the hell [sic].”
A Possible Explanation
A fan offered a possible explanation, saying, “[P]eople with dementia can be very moody and refuse to wear bridges and dentures. If you put it in, they’ll rip it right out.”
Dentures 'Not Always An Option'
“Making them wear things they don’t want to wear or making them sit in a dental chair is not always an option,” the person added.
Others Defended Bruce
Others came to Bruce’s defense, saying that losing teeth is part of aging and people should just focus on the love his family was showering on him as he battled his illness.
His FTD Diagnosis
The action superstar’s family announced last month that he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
The Symptoms Of His Disease
In a statement posted on Instagram, Emma wrote that “challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease Bruce faces.”
He Was Diagnosed With Aphasia Last Year
The FTD diagnosis came almost a year after the Willis/Moore ladies announced that he was retiring from acting. Back then, it was determined that he had aphasia, which was affecting his “cognitive abilities.”
He Was Reportedly Having Problems On Set
Prior to his diagnosis, there were reports that he had been having problems on set.
Updates From His Wife
Since news of his illness first broke, Emma has been constantly giving updates on his health and spreading awareness on FTD via social media.
'Grief And Sadness' Caused By FTD
In the morning of his birthday, she shared a video in which she revealed she’d been crying because of “the grief and sadness” that the disease could cause.
She Thanked Fans For Their Love
However, she also said she felt fortunate that so many people have been reaching out to show their love and support for Bruce and their family.
Emma's Birthday Tribute
The 44-year-old former model and entrepreneur had her own birthday tribute for Bruce as well. She posted a video montage of happy moments with him, their children, and their blended family.
'He Is Pure Love'
“He is pure love. He is so loved. And I’ll be loving him always. Happy Birthday my sweet 💌,” she wrote in the caption.
Her Birthday Wish For Bruce
She also revealed her birthday wish for her husband, which was for fans to always keep him in their prayers.
She Thanked Fans
“Thank you so much for loving and caring for him too 💞,” Emma, who has been married to the movie icon for 14 years, concluded her post.