Bruce Willis Retiring From Acting Due To Health Issues

Bruce Willis‘s family has announced that the Die Hard star is retiring because of aphasia, a health condition that affects a person’s ability to communicate.

His daughter, Rumer Willis, posted on Instagram, that he “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”.

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Aphasia is an impairment of a person’s speech or language following an acquired brain injury, or a significant decline in comprehension and expression over time. It can cause a person to have trouble finding words to losing the ability to speak, read or write.

Willis’s first major breakthrough role was in the 1980s TV series Moonlighting, starring alongside Cybill Shepherd. He is best known for his role as New York cop John McClane in the Die Hard movies. Willis was one of the biggest Hollywood stars throughout the 1990s and 2000s, starring in blockbusters such as Pulp Fiction, 12 Monkeys, The Sixth Sense, and The Fifth Element.