Bruce Willis will ‘retire’ from his acting career after being diagnosed with degenerative brain disease.
The Golden Globe winner suffers from aphasia, which leads to speech and language disorders, his daughter revealed yesterday. It is usually caused by damage to the left side of the brain.
The 67 year old Die Hard Star’s family said it’s been a “really challenging time” for them. “As a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce is experiencing some health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia which is affecting his cognitive abilities,” his daughter Rumer Willis wrote on Instagram.
Rumer, who is also an actor, said the news has led to “a really challenging time for our family.”
“We’re going through this as a strong family unit and wanted to include his fans because we know how much he means to you, just as you mean to him. As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up’ and together we plan to do just that.”
The post is accompanied by a picture of a younger, grinning Willis, wearing a robe, sunglasses, a towel on his head and a gold chain.
It was signed by Emma, his wife; Demi Moore, his former wife of 23 years; their three children Rumer, Scout, Tallulah; and also Mabel and Evelyn, children from his second marriage.
On March 19, Moore posted a photo to Instagram with her ex-husband, wishing him a happy birthday and praising him for their “patchwork family.”
“Mercy and courage! Love to you all!” Actress Jamie Lee Curtis wrote in response to Moore’s post.
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Cindy Crawford, meanwhile, posted a praying hands emoji, while Larry Gordon, the producer of Die Hard, said: “Bruce is a good friend and has been fantastic to work with. He is the consummate professional and a brave guy.”
Willis is said to have grossed more than 4.5 billion euros at the box office.
He has acted in more than 70 films. As well as Die Hard His other films include portraying boxer Butch Coolidge in Quentin Tarantino pulp fiction and as a child psychologist in the supernatural thriller The sixth Sense. Willis starred in seven films released last year.
He is best known on television for his appearance in undeclared work, for which he won a Golden Globe. He played the role of private detective David Addison alongside Cybill Shepherd on the series, which ran for four years.
It was one of many awards Willis won, who even received a Best Guest Actor award for his performance on the series friends.
More recently he has specialized in action films and currently has 10 films in post-production.
Willis’ contribution to the film industry was marked by one of the ultimate honors Hollywood can bestow – a star on the Walk of Fame, recognizing the work of its biggest stars.
Willis’ last film was A day to die, in which he plays the role of a corrupt police chief. It was released earlier this month.
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https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/action-star-bruce-willis-to-retire-from-acting-as-he-reveals-brain-condition-41505609.html Action star Bruce Willis retires from acting as he reveals his brain condition