-Bruce Willis has stepped down from acting after he was diagnosed with Aphasia
-The actor’s condition is said to have impaired his cognitive abilities
-Aphasia is a condition that makes one has difficulty with their language or speech
American actor Bruce Willis has stepped down from acting after he was diagnosed with Aphasia.
News of his condition was announced on Instagram by his family on Wednesday, March 30.
According to posts from his wife Emma Heming-Willis and ex-wife Demi Moore, Bruce’s condition has been affecting his cognitive abilities.
“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,” read the statement.
The family acknowledged that this was indeed a difficult time for them in the joint statement and thanked his fans for their continued support.
“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,” read the joint statement.
Bruce Willis Acting Career
The 67-year-old is famous for his role as John McClane in the Die Hard films, which brought him to stardom. The actor has five daughters, three with his ex-wife Moore and two with his wife Heming-Willis.
His acting career began in the early 1980s and only rose to fame after starring opposite Cybill Shepherd in the ABC TV series Moonlighting. He has also starred in The Sixth Sense, Armageddon, and Pulp Fiction.