Unpleasant news came from actor Bruce Willis who had to step back from his career as an actor. On Wednesday (30/3), the family revealed that the actor was diagnosed with aphasia through an Instagram post.
In her post, Rumer Willis, who is the eldest daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, revealed that her father’s diagnosis affected her cognitive abilities.
“To Bruce’s incredible supporters, as a family, we would like to inform you that our beloved Bruce is experiencing several health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which is affecting his cognitive abilities,” he wrote.
1. A Brief About Aphasia
According to the Mayo Clinic, aphasia is a condition that takes away a person’s ability to communicate. This disorder can affect a person’s ability to speak, write, and understand language, both spoken and written.
Aphasia usually appears suddenly after a person has had a stroke or brain injury. However, this disorder can also appear gradually due to the growth of brain tumors or degenerative diseases. The severity of aphasia depends on several factors, including the cause and extent of damage to the brain.
The symptoms experienced by people with aphasia include speaking in short or incomplete sentences, saying sentences that don’t make sense, replacing a word with another term that sounds similar to each other, using unfamiliar words when speaking, not understanding other people’s conversations. others, and also write sentences that make no sense.
2. Withdraw from Career
The same post was also uploaded by Demi Moore, Emma, Scout, and Tallulah on their personal Instagram accounts. The lengthy writing announcing Bruce’s retirement from acting also represents other members of the Bruce family, including Mabel and Evelyn.
“Therefore (Bruce’s diagnosis) and with much consideration, Bruce will be stepping down from a career that has meant a lot to him,” the family said.
3. Trials for the Family
Furthermore, the family also wrote that this was a very difficult time, but they would go through this ordeal together as a strong family.
“This has been a very tough time for our family and we really appreciate your endless love, love and support. We will go through this as a strong family, and we want to involve Bruce’s fans because we know how precious he is. for all of you, and vice versa. As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up’ and together we plan to do just that,” the Bruce Willis family statement concluded.
4. New Birthday
This unpleasant news certainly surprised many parties. The reason is, a few weeks ago Bruce Willis just celebrated his 67th birthday, to be precise on March 19, 2022.
On this occasion, Demi Moore wished Bruce Willis a happy birthday while sharing a photo of the two of them. Not to forget, the actress also wrote a sweet caption for her ex-husband, “Happy birthday, Bruce! (I’m) grateful for our mixed family.”
5. Career Journey
As is known, Bruce Willis’ acting career began in the early 1980s. His name was not well known to the public until Bruce starred in the ABC TV series MOONLIGHTING. In 1988, Bruce also played John McClane in the first DIE HARD film.
Since then, Bruce’s films including THE SIXTH SENSE, ARMAGEDDON, and PULP FICTION have grossed over $5 billion worldwide. Bruce has been nominated for five Golden Globes, winning one award for MOONLIGHTING. The actor also received three Emmy nominations and won two awards.
May Bruce and his family always be given strength and also patience in the struggle to face this ordeal.