Bruce Willis continued to work after aphasia diagnosis because he ‘wanted to’, lawyer says


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Bruce Willis “wanted” to continue working following his diagnosis of aphasia.

Willis’ lawyer is setting the record straight after allegations surfaced that the Hollywood actor and director’s close friend Randall Emmett pressured him to keep working.

“My client continued to work after his medical diagnosis because he wanted to work and was able to do so, as do many other people with aphasia who are able to continue working,” said the Willis’ attorney, Martin Singer, to the Los Angeles Times.

“Because Mr. Willis appeared in these films, they were able to be funded. This has enabled literally thousands of people to have jobs, many of them during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Bruce Willis’ attorney insists the actor wanted to continue working after his aphasia diagnosis.
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Willis’ final film due to the aphasia diagnosis will be “Paradise City,” which is in post-production, according to IMDB.

Willis’ family announced in March that the actor was retiring after being diagnosed with aphasia.

“Amazing Bruce supporters, as a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has had health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities. To Following this and with great consideration, Bruce takes a step away from the career that meant so much to him,” the family statement read.

Willis' last film will be "City of paradise."

Willis’ last film will be “Paradise City”.
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“This is a really tough time for our family, and we so appreciate your continued love, compassion, and support. We’re going through this as a strong family unit and we wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he matters to you, as you do to him.

“As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up,’ and together we plan to do just that,” said the statement, written on behalf of his wife Emma, ​​ex-wife Demi Moore and daughters.

Apashia affects ability communicate.

Willis' family announced his aphasia diagnosis in March.

Willis’ family announced his aphasia diagnosis in March.
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“It usually comes on suddenly after a stroke or head injury, but can also appear gradually as a result of a slowly growing brain tumor or a disease that causes progressive and permanent (degenerative) damage,” explains the Mayo Clinic on its website.


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