Die Hard star Bruce Willis retires from acting after aphasia diagnosis

"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," the statement said.
Bruce Willis | CREDIT: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP VIA GETTY
Bruce Willis | CREDIT: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP VIA GETTYTOLGA AKMEN

Veteran Hollywood actor, Bruce Willis, is retiring from acting after a lengthy career after doctors diagnosed him with aphasia.

This was announced in a statement released on Instagram on Wednesday by a family member.

Aphasia is a condition that robs you of the ability to communicate. It can affect your ability to speak, write and understand language, both verbal and written. Aphasia typically occurs suddenly after a stroke or a head injury. - Mayoclinic.com.

"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 apBruce Willis

| CREDIT: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP VIA GETTYhasia, 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.

"Love, Emma, Demi, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, & Evelyn," the statement read.

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