Suffering from aphasia, a communication disorder that can lead to the total loss of language, Bruce Willis puts an end to his career. His relatives announced the sad news through a press release.
Suffering from aphasia, Bruce Willis retires
The family of Bruce Willis has just announced some sad news. In a joint press release, his relatives explained that the actor is moving away from the seventh art due to illness. The star of crystal trap and Sixth Sense suffers from aphasia.
Pathology caused by brain damageAphasia is a language disorder. It can be characterized in different ways, ranging from having difficulty finding words due to total loss of language. It can be caused by a stroke. Healing depends on the severity of the lesions.
On social media, the actor’s family said:
To the amazing Bruce fans, as a family, we wanted to let you know that our beloved Bruce has had health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities. Because of this, Bruce walks away from the career that meant so much to him. This is a truly difficult time for our family and we are grateful for your continued love, compassion and support. (…) As Bruce always says, “Make the most of it” and together we plan to do that.
A message was signed by his daughters Rumer, Scout, Mabel, Evelyn, and Tallulah, as well as Demi Moore and his partner Emma Heming.
40 years of career and unforgettable films
Revealed by the series MoonlightBruce Willis revolutionized action cinema in 1988 alongside John McTiernan with crystal trap. The actor will resume later the cult role of John McClane four times. Of The Last Samaritan at Moonrise KingdomPassing by Pulp Fiction, The Army of the 12 Monkeys or Unbreakablethe actor has shot under the direction of iconic directors like Tony Scott, Quentin Tarantino, Terry Gilliam, M. Night Shyamalan, Rian Johnson, and Wes Anderson.
In recent years, Bruce Willis had moved away from dark rooms to multiply the Direct to Video. Unmemorable projects that the star would have chained in order to put enough money aside, in particular, to anticipate the cost of treatment according to journalist Stéphane Boudsocq.