Sad News About Brad Pitt – The Announcement Was Made By The Actor Himself

Actor and producer Brad Pitt recently shared some distressing news with his fans. Speaking to QG, the Fight Club star disclosed his struggle with recognizing people's faces, a condition medically referred to as prosopagnosia or "face blindness."

Expressing concern in his voice, the renowned Hollywood star disclosed that while he hasn't received an official diagnosis, he is certain he suffers from the condition.

He expressed fear, believing that his difficulty in recognizing faces has caused others to perceive him as "remote and aloof, inaccessible, self-absorbed." Pitt also expressed a desire to connect with others experiencing this condition.

Reportedly, Pitt expressed, "Nobody believes me," to the reporter, a sentiment that's understandable given the circumstances.

In addition to the fact that "face blindness" is unfamiliar to most people, this condition is genuine and poses significant challenges for those who must cope with it. 

As per the National Institute of Health, prosopagnosia is a neurological disorder that can result in individuals struggling to recognize even close family members or friends. Research suggests it can impact 1 in 50 people.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, there is no association between "face blindness" and memory loss, vision issues, or learning disabilities.

In a piece for the New York Times, Dani Blum discusses the symptoms, causes, and treatments of the disorder, emphasizing that "It is distinct from forgetting or occasionally struggling to find the right word." Blum notes that the severity varies from person to person.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 26: Brad Pitt is seen filming “Wolves” in Chinatown on January 26, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Further, this condition may lead to chronic anxiety or depression due to the loneliness and fear that are frequently associated with it.

Blum highlights that dealing with basic social interactions can pose challenges for individuals with prosopagnosia.


The causes often stem from stroke, brain trauma, or genetic predisposition. Yet, individuals with the condition typically do not exhibit any apparent structural brain abnormalities, leaving doctors uncertain about proper treatment methods. Some approaches that aid those with the condition involve exploring alternative methods of recognizing individuals beyond facial features.

We hope Brad Pitt receives the necessary support to manage his condition to the fullest extent possible.

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