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Bruce Willis to step away from acting after aphasia diagnosis

One of the most known names in Hollywood, Bruce Willis is retiring from his acting career of over four decades.
The actor was recently diagnosed with aphasia, a condition that impedes a person’s ability to speak and write, his family revealed.

Aphasia, a language disorder caused by brain damage that affects a person’s ability to communicate. Willis’ family members posted a joint statement to social media announcing the actor’s retirement.

See the full family statement below:

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.

Emma, Demi, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, & Evelyn

Bruce Willis, who first rose to stardom in the rarely ‘80s, hit worldwide critical acclaim after starring in the 1998 movie Die Hard, moving on to star in other well-received movies like the 1994’s Pulp Fiction and the 1999 supernatural thriller The Sixth Sense.

Bruce Willis has won one Golden Globe Award, two Emmys, and his own special category at the Raspberry Awards for 8 bad performances in one year.

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