Bruce Willis, Diagnosed With Aphasia, Steps Away From Acting

NEW YORK — Bruce Wills is stepping away from acting after a diagnosis of aphasia.

The condition causes loss of the ability to understand or express speech.

Willis’ family announced the news in a statement Wednesday on Willis’ Instagram page.

 

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The 67-year-old actor’s family said Willis was recently diagnosed with aphasia and that it is impacting his cognitive abilities.

The statement was signed by Willis’ wife, Emma Heming Willis, his ex-wife Demi Moore, and his five children, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn.