Bruce Willis Diagnosed With Aphasia, Will Step Away From Acting

Bruce Willis had been diagnosed with aphasia, which is defined as loss of ability to understand or express speech, typically caused by brain damage. The actor’s ex-wife Demi Moore posted a lengthy message on Instagram from herself and the family on behalf of Willis.

“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 aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities,” the message began.

Bruce Willis will step away from acting amid aphasia diagnosis

“As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”

RELATED: 12 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Bruce Willis

The message from his family continues, “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.”

A DAY TO DIE, Bruce Willis, 2022. © Vertical Entertainment /Courtesy Everett Collection

Moore concludes the heartbreaking message, saying, “As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up,’ and together we plan to do just that.” Wills’s film acting career began back in the ’70s, and he has since become best known for movies like Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), Last Man Standing (1996), The Sixth Sense (1999), Hart’s War (2002), Hostage (2005), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Surrogates (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Rock the Kasbah (2015), Motherless Brooklyn (2019), and of course, all of the Die Hard films.

DIE HARD: WITH A VENGEANCE, Bruce Willis, 1995
TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. Courtesy: Everett Collection.

This is a developing story.

RELATED: Demi Moore Celebrates Bruce Willis’ 67th Birthday Feeling ‘Thankful’ For Blended Family

Show comments
Published by

Recent Posts

‘Dukes Of Hazzard’ Star Catherine Bach’s Daughters Are All Grown Up

Catherine Bach hit the limelight when she starred as Daisy Duke in the comedy series,…

1 day ago

Why Harrison Ford Wanted To Film One Last ‘Indiana Jones’ Movie

Harrison Ford first appeared as the iconic character Indiana Jones in the 1981 film Raiders…

2 days ago

Elvis Presley Had To Paint One Of His Cars Because Women Kept Kissing It

No sooner had Elvis Presley started his career as a musician than he began purchasing…

2 days ago

Mick Jagger Questioned Why Martin Scorsese Uses “Gimme Shelter” In So Many Movies

Martin Scorsese has made no secret of the fact that he's a huge fan of…

2 days ago

Bill Mumy Claims Alfred Hitchcock Is ‘The Monster Of The Story’ In Memoir

In his memoir, Danger, Will Robinson: The Full Mumy, former child star Bill Mumy tells…

2 days ago

Steve Martin Reflects On The 19 F-Words In ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ Scene

The movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is a Thanksgiving comedy classic that marked its 35th…

3 days ago