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Bruce Willis ‘steps away’ from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia, family say


Bruce Willis suffers from a health condition that affects his cognitive abilities and will be taking a break from his acting career, his family announced on Wednesday.

In a post on his daughter’s verified Instagram account Rumor, the caption for a photo of the ‘Die Hard’ actor read, “To the amazing Bruce supporters, as a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has had health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities.”

“Because of this and with great consideration, Bruce is stepping away from the career that meant so much to him,” the legend continues. “This is a truly difficult time for our family and we very much appreciate your continued love, compassion and support.”

According to the Mayo Clinic, aphasia is “a condition that robs you of the ability to communicate” and can be caused by a stroke, head injury, brain tumor, or disease.

The caption went on to say that the family “went through it as a strong family unit and wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he means to you, just like you do to him.”

“As Bruce always says, ‘Live like this,’ and together we plan to do just that,” he concluded, along with the names of his ex-wife, Demi Moore, their daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah, as well as his current wife. , Emma and their daughters Mabel and Evelyn.

DEVELOPMENT: More details will be added to this report as they become available.



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