After nearly three decades of acting, Bruce Willis has decided to retire following his diagnosis with Aphasia, a condition where a person loses the ability to communicate.
The family of the “Die Hard” and “Pulp Fiction” star on Wednesday made the shocking annoucement.
News comes more than a week after the actor celebrated his 67th birthday. Willis’s wife, Emma, his daughters and ex-wife Demi Moore all broke the news to fans in a joint statement on social media.
“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,” the family wrote on Instagram.
“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.”
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Willis shares three adult daughters — Rumer, 33, Scout, 30, and Tallulah, 28 — with Moore. He and Emma are parents to Mabel, 9, and Evelyn, 7.