Due to a newly discovered health issue, Bruce Willis has announced his retirement from acting.
Willis’ family issued a statement saying, “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.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, aphasia impacts your ability to communicate or understand language, both written and spoken.
“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. Love, Emma, Demi, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, & Evelyn.”
Willis exploded in popularity in the 1980s thanks to the TV series Moonlighting and the film Die Hard. He has had a mixed career over the years of success.
He was married to Demi Moore from 1987 to 2000, and had three children together. Willis remarried in 2009 to Emma Heming with whom he has had two children.