Actor suffers from aphasia: Bruce Willis ends his career due to illness

According to his family, Hollywood star Bruce Willis (67) is ending his acting career for health reasons.

“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 affecting his cognitive abilities,” the statement said, including Willis’ daughters Rumer and Scout and his wife Emma Heming-Willis and ex-wife Demi Moore via Instagram on Wednesday.

The announcement came as a surprise to the public. Until recently, Willis had worked on numerous film projects, some of which are scheduled for release later this year.

Aphasias are language disorders, such as speaking, understanding, writing or reading, which can occur as a result of various diseases. “As a result, and after careful consideration, Bruce is retiring from a career that has meant so much to him.” It is a “very challenging time” for the family, but they are approaching this time as a “strong family unit,” it said.

Born in 1955 in Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, as the son of a US soldier and his German wife, Willis grew up mainly in the USA and has worked as an actor since the 1970s. At first he mainly got roles in the theater and in TV series before he made his breakthrough in 1988 with the action film Die Hard.

In addition to action and science fiction films such as “Pulp Fiction”, “12 Monkeys”, “The Fifth Element” or “Armageddon – The Last Judgment”, Willis also acted in dramas such as “The Sixth Sense” or “Unbreakable”. ‘ and comedies like ‘Death Becomes Her’ or ‘Look Who’s Talking!’ He also tried his hand at being a musician and worked as a voice actor, producer and founded the restaurant chain “Planet Hollywood” together with other actresses.

For his achievements in the industry, Willis has received awards including a Golden Globe and two Emmys, and he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Most recently, however, he also had to accept a disgraceful award: The organizers of the “Golden Raspberry” or “Razzies” came up with a special category for him this year, on the grounds that he had eight bad roles in 2021, including in films like “American Siege, Deadlock, and Cosmic Sin.

Willis was married to actress Demi Moore from 1987 to 2000 and they have daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah. Willis has been married to model Emma Heming since 2009 and the couple have two daughters. (dpa)

By Editor

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