Bruce Willis Retires from Acting, Diagnosed with Aphasia
By Abb Jones
Bruce Willis’ family has revealed that the 67-year-old actor has been diagnosed with the degenerative brain disorder aphasia and is retiring from acting.
Aphasia robs an individual of the ability to communicate. It can affect the ability to speak, write, and understand language, both verbal and written. It typically occurs after a stroke, head injury or slow-growing brain tumor.
In a statement on her Instagram Wednesday, Emma Willis, his spouse for the past 13 years, says “This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion and support. 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.”
Willis has had a long Hollywood career, starring in such films as Die Hard, Armageddon, Pulp Fiction, The Sixth Sense, The Fifth Element and the TV series Moonlighting.
In addition to Rumer, Scout and Tallulah, his three adult children with ex-wife Demi Moore, Bruce is father to two daughters with wife Emma – Mabel, 9, and Evelyn, 7.
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