Former Movie Heartthrob’s Devastating Health Update Revealed

In a heartwarming turn of events, the iconic late-1980s dramedy “Moonlighting” has found a new home on Hulu, making it available for streaming audiences for the first time. Glenn Gordon Caron, the series creator, recently shared with the New York Post that he had the opportunity to inform Bruce Willis, the show’s star, about its resurgence on the streaming platform. This revelation comes amid Willis’ ongoing battle with frontotemporal dementia (FTP), a progressive disease that has led the actor to retire from his prolific career.

Caron conveyed that Willis, despite the challenges posed by the disease, expressed genuine happiness about the show being accessible to a new generation of viewers. He mentioned, “When I got to spend time with him, we talked about it, and I know he’s excited… The process to get ‘Moonlighting’ onto Hulu has taken quite a while, and Bruce’s disease is a progressive disease, so I was able to communicate with him before the disease rendered him as incommunicative as he is now, about hoping to get the show back in front of people. I know it means a lot to him.”

The series, which ran for five seasons and comprised 67 episodes, served as Willis’ breakthrough, casting him as a wisecracking detective alongside Cybill Shepherd. Caron, who maintains contact with Willis and his wife Emma Heming Willis, provided an update on the actor’s health, describing the impact of FTP on someone known for their vibrant personality. “The thing that makes [his disease] so mind-blowing is [that] if you’ve ever spent time with Bruce Willis, there is no one who had any more joie de vivre than he,” Caron stated.

Emma Heming Willis, who appeared on “Today” last month, discussed the challenges posed by dementia, emphasizing its toll on both the diagnosed individual and their family. When asked about Willis’ awareness of his condition, she admitted, “It’s hard to know… There’s so many beautiful things happening in our lives. It’s just really important for me to look up from the grief and the sadness so that I can see what is happening around us. Bruce would really want us to be in the joy of what is.”

“Moonlighting” is now available for streaming on Hulu, providing fans and newcomers alike with the chance to relive the magic of this classic series.



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