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Wendy Williams diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia



Wendy Williams has disclosed that she has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), the same condition that Bruce Willis has.

On February 22nd, Williams’ team initially shared that she had been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and FTD.

“In 2023, following a series of medical examinations, Wendy received an official diagnosis of primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia (FTD),” stated the care team of the 59-year-old former daytime talk show host in a press release.

The statement continued, “Aphasia, which affects language and communication skills, and frontotemporal dementia, a progressive condition that affects behavior and cognitive functions, have already posed significant challenges in Wendy’s life.”

Williams’ diagnosis comes one year after Bruce Willis’ family disclosed his condition progression in a statement released through the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration.

“We now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia,” they communicated in February 2023.

“Unfortunately, challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease Bruce faces. While this is painful, it is a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis.”

In March 2022, the family of the Die Hard star initially announced his decision to “step away” from acting after he was diagnosed with aphasia, which was “affecting his cognitive abilities.”