Bruce Willis Quits Acting After Diagnosed With Devastating Brain Disorder
Hollywood actor Bruce Willis has revealed he is retiring from his incredible acting career after a devastating diagnosis of a language disorder
Bruce Willis quits his acting career after discovering a devastating diagnosis.
The 67-year-old actor was recently diagnosed with aphasia, a condition that has affected his cognitive abilities, and made the decision to retire from acting.
Revealing the news to fans on social media, the Willis family said it had been a “really difficult time” for them and thanked fans for their “continuing love, compassion and support”.
“To the 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,” reads- on in a statement shared on Instagram.
“As a result and with great consideration, Bruce is stepping away from the career that meant so much to him.
“This is a truly difficult time for our family and we greatly appreciate your continued love, compassion and support.
“We are going through this as a strong family unit and we wanted to bring in his fans 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.”
The post was signed by Emma, Demi, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn.
Bruce rose to fame with films such as Pulp Fiction, Sin City and Armageddon.
He is perhaps best known for his role as sardonic anti-hero John McClane in the 80s blockbuster Die Hard.
The 1988 original grossed over $140 million at the box office and is considered one of the greatest action films ever made.
It spawned a franchise including the sequels Die Hard 2 (1990), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), and A Good Day to Die Hard (2013).
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Bruce has been nominated for several awards, including five Golden Globes, of which he won one, and three Primetime Emmys, of which he won two.
In 2006, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles.
The actor is also known for his off-camera showbiz life, marrying actress Demi Moore in 1987 with whom he shares daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah.
The couple separated in 2000 but remained on good terms and Willis remarried actress Emma Heming in 2009.
Bruce and Emma then had daughters Mabel and Evelyn.