Legendary actor Bruce Willis is stepping away from the world of acting as he deals with a recent diagnosis of aphasia.
In a recent post made to Instagram, Bruce’s daughter Rumer Willis shared the news. She noted that the iconic actor has been “experiencing some health issues,” and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which is a language disorder that affects someone’s ability to communicate.
Due to the diagnosis, Willis is “stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”
“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,” said Rumer in the post. “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.”
Willis has been a mainstay in the acting world since the 1980s, when he began his career with various uncredited roles and smaller parts before breaking into the spotlight in 1988’s Die Hard, where he starred as John McClane. After that, Willis became an acting superstar, with his movies grossing over $5 billion worldwide across his more than four-decade career. Willis has also been nominated for five Golden Globes (winning one for the TV series Moonlighting), and three Emmys (winning two, one for Moonlighting and one for a guest role on Friends).
ComingSoon wishes the best for Bruce Willis and his family during this time.