Bruce Willis Is Retiring From Acting Following Aphasia Diagnosis

His daughter shared a touching post for her famous dad.


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Fans of action movie hero and Hollywood icon Bruce Willis have been saddened to learn that the actor has been struggling with health issues, and will be retiring from acting as a result.

The ‘Pulp Fiction’ star and father of five is best known for the Die Hard movie franchise, and has starred in dozens of films since the eighties. His daughter Rumer, who he shares with ex-wife Demi Moore, took to Instagram to release a statement on his condition, which has surprised many who had no idea that the actor was struggling.

Rumer addressed the post to her dad’s ‘amazing supporters’, sharing that the actor has been experiencing health issues, and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which is affecting his cognitive abilities. Aphasia is a speech and language disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate with others.


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She went on to say that as a result, their ‘beloved Bruce’ will be stepping away from his career, and that they appreciate the compassion and support they have received during this challenging time. Rumer finished off the moving statement by quoting her father, ‘As Bruce always says, “Live it up” and together we plan to do just that’. The post was signed off by Willis’ five children, his current wife Emma, and ex wife Demi.

Many colleagues and fellow celebrities have been sharing their love and admiration for Willis online, reminiscing on memories of working with the charming actor and the stamp he made in the action genre of film. However, some have raised eyebrows over the state of Willis’ health in recent years, and whether those around him may have been pushing him to work when he wasn’t up to it.

Allegedly, concerns had been swirling on film sets for some time about the actor seeming confused and unable to deliver dialogue. Mike Burns, who directed Willis in ‘Out Of Death’, spoke to the LA Times about recognising something was wrong after meeting with Bruce and being asked to cut his lines. ‘After the first day of working with Bruce, I could see it firsthand and I realized that there was a bigger issue at stake here.’ He added that he is ‘relieved’ that the actor is taking time off.

We hope that Bruce is getting all the support he needs and will be able to relax a little in his retirement. This calls for a Die Hard marathon!

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