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Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), her medical care team announced Thursday. Here, Williams attends the world premiere of Apple TV+'s The Morning Show in New York on Oct. 28, 2019. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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Bruce Willis attends a movie premiere in New York on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Nearly a year after Bruce Willis' family announced that he would step away from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia, his family says his "condition has progressed." In a statement posted Thursday, his family said Willis has a more specific diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia. Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

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Bruce Willis attends the premiere of "Motherless Brooklyn" during the 57th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on Oct. 11, 2019, in New York. Willis' family announced that the actor has been diagnosed with aphasia, causing him to step away from acting at the age of 67. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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