Bruce Willis Is Stepping Away from Acting After Being Diagnosed with Aphasia

Bruce Willis is stepping away from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia.  It’s a condition that affects a person’s ability to speak or write, and even to understand words.  Bruce is 67 years old.

His wife, daughters, and his ex-wife Demi Moore made a joint statement yesterday on social media.  They said, quote, “To Bruce’s amazing supporters . . . 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.”

Those who have worked with Bruce over the last few years have noticed he was having cognitive issues on set, like remembering lines.  A source even said his family had moved in to take care of him.

Many celebrities have already voiced their support and well wishes for Bruce.  Here are a few of them:

  • JAMIE LEE CURTIS commented on Demi’s post, quote, “Grace and guts!  Love to you all!”
  • SETH GREEN tweeted, quote, “I have so much love for Bruce Willis, and am grateful for every character he’s given us.  Hugs and love for the whole family . . . thank you for sharing him with us all.”
  • SARAH PAULSON commented on his daughter RUMER’s post, quote, “He was such an incredible acting partner to me, and is the loveliest, most gentle and hilarious man.  He reigns supreme in my book.”

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