Family members say Bruce Willis has "stepped away" from acting due to an aphasia diagnosis.

Bruce Willis, the acclaimed actor, has "stepped aside" from his career following a diagnosis of aphasia. This language disorder affects a person's ability communicate. His family announced Wednesday.

Family members say Bruce Willis has "stepped away" from acting due to an aphasia diagnosis.

Bruce's incredible supporters, we wanted to tell you that Bruce has been suffering from some health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia. This is affecting his cognitive abilities," his family posted on Rumer's Instagram. Bruce has decided to leave the career that has been so important to him as a result.

His family said, "This is a very difficult time for our family. We are so grateful for your continued love and compassion." We are moving forward as a strong family unit and wanted to invite his fans because we know how much you mean to him.

Emma Heming Willis (current wife of Willis) signed the post, along with his former wife, actress Demi Moor and their children Rumer, Scout and Tallulah. Tallulah, Scout, and Demi all shared the same message via their Instagram pages.

Johns Hopkins University defines aphasia as a language disorder that is caused by damage to the brain area that controls language comprehension and expression. Johns Hopkins stated that the disorder makes it difficult for people to communicate with one another.

Willis, 67 is most well-known for his starring role in "Die Hard" as New York City cop John McClane. However, his acting career spans decades and includes "Pulp Fiction", "The Sixth Sense" and "Moonlighting." According to his IMDB profile, he has received more than 20 awards. These include a Golden Globe award for "Moonlighting", and one Primetime Emmy for "Moonlighting."

Moore was his wife for 13 years, before they divorced in 2000. He had three children with Moore. He is currently married to Willis and they have two children.


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