Bruce Willis to retire from acting due to aphasia diagnosis

Sad news for movie fans. Iconic actor Bruce Willis (67) announce, via his daughter Rumer, that he will be retiring from acting after recently being diagnosed with aphasia, a cognitive degenerative disease.

A joint statement shared on Rummer Willis’ Instagram account, explained that the actor 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”, reads the post.

The statement ended with a quote from the “Die Hard” actor: “Live it up”.

What is aphasia?

According to the Mayo Clinic, “aphasia is a condition that robs you of the ability to communicate. It can affect your ability to speak, write and understand language, both verbal and written”, and it can be caused by many reasons such as a stroke or a head injury, though it can also be degenerative damage of brain cells or even a tumor.

Its more common symptoms are: