Bruce Willis Retires From Acting, Following Heart-Breaking Diagnosis

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. Hollywood legend Bruce Willis, who has starred in a number of blockbusters, has announced his retirement from acting.

After being diagnosed with aphasia, a disability that prevents a person from reading, speaking, or communicating, he made the decision. Following a stroke or a brain injury, the disease develops. Bruce has a long list of great hits under his belt, including Die Hard, Sin City, A Dame to Kill For, Hostage, Cop Out, Glass, and many more.

His family made a joint statement on Wednesday concerning the actor's condition, revealing that he has been diagnosed with aphasia, a neurological ailment. Rumer Willis, Bruce Willis' daughter, posted a statement to her Instagram account with the caption, "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. 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."

The family is going through this difficult time as a strong one, according to the statement, and Bruce wants his followers to be aware of his health. "As Bruce always says, "Live it up," and together we plan to do just that," the statement continued. “Love Emma, Demi, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, and Evelyne."

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