Bruce Willis is seen smiling and cuddling a puppy in the first family photos since announcing his retirement from acting due to health reasons earlier this year.
The Hollywood actor, 67, was photographed “getting in the holiday spirit” with his children, in a series of photos shared by his ex-partner Demi Moore.
In March, Willis’ family announced that he would “give up” on his successful acting career after being diagnosed with aphasia, a condition that affects his cognitive abilities. .
According to the NHS, aphasia is more common in people over 65.
In photos posted to Instagram, the actor is seen smiling in front of a decorated tree with his family and pet dogs and enjoying dinner with them.
“We’re family!! In the holiday spirit! Moore captioned the photo.
The couple married in 1987 and had their three oldest children, Rumer, Scout and Tallulah and separated in 2000, remaining on friendly terms.
Willis married actress Emma Heming in 2009, who was also featured in the festival photos.
Revealing the news of his diagnosis on social media in March, his family said it was a “really challenging time” for them and thanked fans for their “love, affection, and love.” their compassion and continued support”.
“To Bruce’s amazing supporters, as a family, we would like to share that our beloved Bruce is having several health issues and has recently been diagnosed with a medical condition. aphasia, which is affecting his cognitive abilities,” a statement was shared on Instagram.
“As a result of this and with a lot of consideration, Bruce will be giving up on a career that means a lot to him.”
Following the news, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars rallied to support Willis, including John Travolta, Matthew Perry, M Night Shyamalan and Jamie Lee Curtis, who praised him as a “generous soul.” ” and a “great bad guy”.
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Willis has starred in hit films including the Die Hard series, Pulp Fiction, Armageddon, Moonrise Kingdom, 12 Monkeys and Looper, throughout his long career.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/bruce-willis-cuddles-puppy-in-first-family-photos-since-retirement-due-to-health-42218267.html Bruce Willis cuddles his dog in his first family photo since retiring for health