Bruce Willis to Retire from Acting After Aphasia Diagnosis


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Bruce Willis, one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood history with a resume of some of the biggest blockbuster action films of the 1980s and 1990s including Pulp Fiction and the Die Hard series, will retire from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia.

Said the 67-year-old’s family in a statement, as shared by his daughter, Rumer:

“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. 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.

Love,
Emma, Demi, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, & Evelyn”

 

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Aphasia is defined by the Mayo Clinic as “a condition that robs you of the ability to communicate. It can affect your ability to speak, write and understand language, both verbal and written.

Aphasia typically occurs suddenly after a stroke or a head injury. But it can also come on gradually from a slow-growing brain tumor or a disease that causes progressive, permanent damage (degenerative). The severity of aphasia depends on a number of conditions, including the cause and the extent of the brain damage.”

Best wishes to Bruce Willis and his family.

Here’s an archival 2005 interview between Willis and Conan O’Brien:



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