Bruce Willis Retires from Acting due to Aphasia Diagnosis

Bruce Willis has announced his retirement from acting, after receiving an aphasia diagnosis, a condition that affects a person’s speech and cognitive abilities. It was announced today by the Die Hard actor’s daughter, Rumer Willis on Instagram. You can read the full statement below:

“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. 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.
As Bruce always says, “Live it up” and together we plan to do just that.

Emma, Demi, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, & Evelyn”

Willis has had a more than forty-year-old career in film and TV, and is mostly known for playing John McClane in the Die Hard franchise, David Dunn in M. Night Shyamalan‘s Eastrail 777 trilogy, Butch Coolidge in Pulp Fiction, Harry S. Stamper in Armageddon, Korben Dallas in The Fifth Element, and Malcolm Crowe in The Sixth Sense, the latter considered to have one of the greatest plot twists in film history, which involves Willis’ character.

Source: Rumer Willis


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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