Bruce Willis Diagnosed with Debilitating Disease, Will Take Step Back from Acting Career

Legendary actor Bruce Willis, known for the movies “Pulp Fiction” and “Die Hard” is struggling with a debilitating disease called aphasia. This tragic disease can affect people’s ability to communicate, which includes speech, writing, and understanding language.

Often this can happen after a head injury or stroke and it is unclear what Willis’ prognosis is for a full recovery. The family issued a statement:

“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.

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

Although Willis may have been hurt in movie accidents throughout the years, the family isn’t revealing the cause of the condition or many other details. Willis is well-loved by many as he is well known for staying out of political controversies, despite his tough-guy persona and personal life issues he’s been through.

We hope he is able to make a full recovery, but only time will tell.