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Emma Heming Willis, wife of actor Bruce Willis, who turned 68 yesterday, shared her "pain and sadness" related to the incurable dementia from which her husband suffers, BTA reports.

"I started my day crying, as you can see from my puffy eyes," she said in a video posted on Instagram.

"It's important to show you all sides of it."

The American actor, winner of five Golden Globe Awards and two Emmy Awards, was diagnosed with terminal dementia in February.

In 2022, it was announced that Willis suffers from aphasia, a disease characterized by speech problems.

Even then, his family announced that he would end his acting career.

Bruce Willis suffers from an incurable form of dementia

Dementia hampers both speech and Willis's behavior and ability to make plans.

There is no cure or method to slow the progression of the disease, so its symptoms will continue to worsen.

"People always send me this type of message, 'Oh, you're so strong.

I don't know how you do it," Hemming Willis also said.

"I have no choice.

I wish I had, but I also have two kids to look after.'

The reason for sharing these experiences publicly, according to her, is the "ray of hope", which for her is the "warmth and love" of fans.

"I do it for myself as much as I do it for you because I know how much you love my husband."

Actress Demi Moore, who is Willis' ex-wife, also joined the celebration for his birthday.

She posted footage of him singing with his family and receiving a cake.

Moore and Willis have three daughters.

“I'm so glad we all celebrated on your behalf today.

I love you and I love our family.

Thank you all for the love and well wishes – we all feel them,” said Moore.

Bruce Willis rose to fame thanks to his acting performances in the 1980s and 1990s, most notably in the hit films Die Hard, The Sixth Sense, Armageddon and Criminal, as well as in the television series "Partners by accident".

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