The actor Bruce Willis I know retires from acting at 67 years after confirming through her daughter that she suffers aphasia. Rumer Willis published an extensive statement on her Instagram account in which she announces the health reasons that lead her father to end a successful career in film and television.
“We want to share that our dear Bruce has been experiencing health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities,” Rumer Willis said in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
“As a consequence of this and after great consideration, he will retire from the career that has meant so much to him,” confirmed the daughter of the protagonist of “Hard to Kill”, among other classics of modern Hollywood filmography.
The posting of the daughter of Bruce Willis caused an impact in the world of cinema. The 67-year-old actor received thousands of messages from colleagues and fans from all over the world. Rumer said his family is going through “very difficult” times because of his father’s illness.
What is aphasia, the disease that Bruce Willis suffers from?
Aphasia, a disease that leads actor Bruce Willis to retire from his film career, is a neurological disorder that affects the ability to communicate.
Aphasia “makes people speechless”. Those who suffer from it experience difficulties in remembering certain terms or expressing their emotions.
The National Institutes of Health of the United States assure that at least 1 million people suffer from aphasia in the country. And there are 180 thousand new patients year after year.
Aphasia can be the result of a stroke or serious head injury. Other times it derives from a brain tumor or some degenerative disease.
It should be noted that aphasia has no cure. Despite this, many patients improve their situation by attending language therapy in which specialists help them recover their ability to speak.
The career of Bruce Willis, plagued by box office successes
Hollywood mourns the retirement of a great. In the last three decades, Bruce Willis has been able to interpret characters that remain in the memory of any movie buff. The 67-year-old actor participated in several unforgettable blockbusters.
“Die Hard”, “The Fifth Element”, “12 Monkeys”, “Pulp Fiction” and “Sixth Sense” are some of the films in which Willis had a leading role.
The actor made his film debut in 1980, in the film “First Deadly Sin”. Since then, he has not stopped working. His last participation in the cinema was in “Out of death”, a 2021 film that has not yet been released. He is one of the celebrities who has his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California.
The Instagram post in which Rumer Willis announces his father’s retirement bears the signature of his ex-wife Demi Moore; her daughters, the aforementioned Rumer, Scout and Tallulah and also her current wife, Ema and the daughters he had with her, Mabel and Evelyn Willis.
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Bruce Willis retires from acting due to illness: What does he suffer from?