After being diagnosed with the brain condition aphasia, Bruce Willis’ family have announced he will be ‘stepping away’ from acting.
Die Hard star’s family shared a statement on Instagram explaining that he has been ‘experiencing some health issues’ that are ‘impacting his cognitive abilities’.
They wrote, “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.”
Aphasia is a type of brain damage in which comprehension and language expression deteriorate. Unfortunately, those who have it are unable to communicate effectively which often occurs after a stroke.
Bruce Willis, starred in the first Die Hard movie back in 1988 which quickly became one of the most iconic franchises to date.