Willis is believed to have contracted the disease during his carefree, hair-filled, days on TV's Moonlighting in which the actor played David who was obsessed with diddling Maddie, but despite a full head of hair his amorous advances usually ended in a comedic fiasco.
Willis was first diagnosed with the disease in 1997 by a member of the public when someone shouted out , "Oi Kojak," from a passing stretch Limo on Hollywood Boulevard.
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Fellow slap-head Sean Connery sent Willis a text message saying that although it may seem like the end of the the world, life does indeed continue after baldness. "Look at me," Connery said. "I was James Bond but since I've gone bald I won an Oscar." And a message of support was also sent from Patrick Stewart who Tweeted, "You can prosper Bruce. Make it so."
Bruce Willis was unavailable for comment but his hair-stylist was reported to be suicidal after hearing the news.