Bruce Willis will retire from appearing after being recognized with aphasia — a mind dysfunction that impacts his means to speak, his household stated Wednesday.
The 67-year-old star of “Die Exhausting” and “The Sixth Sense” is “stepping away” from his decades-long moviemaking profession after battling the situation, his daughter Rumer Willis stated in a statement posted on Instagram.
“To Bruce’s superb supporters, as a household we wished to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some well being points and has just lately been recognized with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive skills,” the assertion reads. “On account of this and with a lot consideration Bruce is stepping away from the profession that has meant a lot to him.”
“This can be a actually difficult time for our household and we’re so appreciative of your continued love, compassion and assist,” it continues.
“We’re shifting via this as a robust household unit, and wished to deliver his followers in as a result of we all know how a lot he means to you, as you do to him. As Bruce at all times says, ‘Reside it up’ and collectively we plan to just do that.
The medical situation — which normally happens after a stroke or a head damage — can affect an individual’s means to talk, write and perceive verbal and written language, according to the Mayo Clinic. Aphasia might be handled to some extent with speech and language remedy.
Willis’ household didn’t say what induced the dysfunction within the actor’s case.