Hollywood actor Bruce Willis is “stepping away” from acting after being diagnosed with Aphasia, his daughter Rumer Willis said in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
“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. As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him,” the 67-year-old actor’s daughter wrote.
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Rumer said that it “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,” she concluded.
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A look at Bruce Willis’ family –
Bruce Willis and actor Demi Moore tied the knot in 1987 and they welcomed three daughters: Rumer in 1988, Scout in 1991, and Tallulah in 1994. They announced their separation in June 1998 and filed for divorce in 2000.
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Bruce Willis then married Emma Heming in 2009. The couple shares daughters Mabel Ray and Evelyn Penn.
Last year, Emma posted a tribute to the actor in honor of their 12-year wedding anniversary.
“We’ve had our fair share of floating-on-air ups and disheartening downs. But he is my perso. There’s no one I would want to go through this crazy thing called marriage with than with him. He’s my family, he’s given me the family (and more) I dreamed of and I love him to my core. Happy 12th anniversary my sweet,” she wrote.