Recently, Bruce Willis's health problems have led him to retire from acting. And his family shared about his diagnosis on social media.
“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,” the actor's family shared on Instagram.
“As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”
The family continued: “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,”
The note was signed from Bruce's daughters, Rumer Willis (33), Scout Willis (30), Tallulah Willis (28), Mabel Willis (9), and Evelyn Willis (7), plus Bruce’s wife Emma Heming Willis and his ex-wife Demi Moore.
Bruce Willis Health Problems Prompt Him To Step Away From Acting
The family shared that this is a really challenging time for them all. And they are so appreciative for all of the love, compassion, and support that they have received so far.
“The exquisite outpouring of love that I am experiencing right now is just blowing me away,” Scout Willis wrote on her Instagram. “Thank you all for showing up with so much tenderness and stunning love for my daddio and my whole family.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, aphasia “robs you of the ability to communicate and can affect your ability to speak, write and understand language, both verbal and written.” People with aphasia “may speak in short or incomplete sentences, speak in sentences that don’t make sense, substitute one word for another or one sound for another, speak unrecognizable words, not understand other people’s conversation or write sentences that don’t make sense.”
We are praying for Bruce Willis and his family as they navigate this challenging time.
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