He made this decision after he has been diagnosed with aphasia. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, aphasia is a language disorder caused by damage in a specific area of the brain that controls language expression and comprehension. Aphasia leaves a person unable to communicate effectively with others.
The sad news has been given to the public by actress and singer Rumer Willis on her social media account on Wednesday. She is the eldest daughter of actress Demi Moore and actor Bruce Willis.
Bruce Willis Is "Stepping Away" From Acting
"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.
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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.
Emma, Demi, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, & Evelyn"
Bruce Willis Is A Living Legend
Born March 19, 1955, in Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, FRG, Walter Bruce Willis is one of the greatest American actors that ever lived. He is also a producer and a singer.
According to Wikipedia, his career began on the Off-Broadway stage, later continuing in television and film, starring in comedies, dramas, and action films.
Bruce Willis is best known for his role as John McClane in the Die Hard series. He has appeared in over 60 other films, including the box office hits Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), The Fifth Element (1997), Armageddon (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000) and Sin City (2005).
The Hollywood star is a two-time Emmy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner, and four-time Saturn Award nominee.