Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with Aphasia.
Today the announcement came that Bruce Willis will be stepping away from acting. The 67-year-old actor was recently diagnosed with Aphasia. It is a language disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate. It can occur suddenly after a stroke or head injury or develop slowly from a growing brain tumor or disease. The Willis family posted a joint statement in regards to Bruce’s retirement.
“To Bruce’s amazing supporters. As a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities. As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”
“This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion and support,” the statement continues. We are moving through this as a strong family unit, and wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him. As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up’ and together we plan to do just that.”Rumer Willis
Willis’s career turned for the better when he started Moonlighting. That series led to him being cast as John McClane in the 1988 action movie Die Hard. He has been nominated for five Golden Globes winning one. He also had three Emmys nominations, winning two.