Celebrity actor Bruce Willis is ‘walking away’ from his career due to a recent diagnosis of aphasia,His family said Wednesday that it affects a person’s ability to communicate.
“To the amazing Bruce fans, as a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has some health issues and was recently diagnosed with incarceration, affecting his cognitive abilities,” his family wrote in a post on his daughter Rumer on Instagram. the account. “As a result of this and with a great deal of consideration, Bruce is walking away from a career that meant so much to him.”
His family added: “This is a challenging time for our family and we deeply appreciate your continued love, sympathy and support.” “We’re moving through this as a strong family unit, and we wanted to attract his fans because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him.”
The post was signed by Willis’ current wife, Emma Hemming Willis, as well as ex-wife, actress Demi Moore, and children Rumer, Scout, Talula, Mabel and Evelyn. Demi, Scout and Tallulah posted the same message on their Instagram pages.
Willis, 67, is best known for starring as New York City cop John McClain in the “Die Hard” films, though his acting career spanned decades and included “Pulp Fiction,” “The Sixth Sense” and the TV series “Moonlight.” He has received more than 20 awards, including a Golden Globe for “Moonlighting” and one Emmy Award each for a Primetime Emmy for “Moonlighting” and an appearance on “Friends,” according to his IMDB profile.
He was married to Moore for 13 years before their divorce in 2000, and they have three children. He is now married to Heming Willis and has two children.
according to Johns Hopkins MedicineAphasia is a language disorder that results from damage to the area of the brain that controls language expression and comprehension. The disorder “leaves the person unable to communicate effectively with others,” Johns Hopkins said, noting that the severity of the disorder depends on which parts of the brain are affected.
Johns Hopkins said there are multiple causes of aphasia, including stroke, head injury, brain tumor, infection or dementia. It’s not clear which, if any, of these factors caused Willis to develop the disorder.
It’s possible for people with aphasia to recover completely, Johns Hopkins said, and speech therapy can help people restore some speech and language function — but most will permanently retain some form of aphasia.
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