Let me start off by saying that I absolutely LOVE Bruce Willis and I am so sad that he is going to have to retire from acting.
His family posted on social media announcing that he had been diagnosed with the speech robbing condition and would no longer be able to act.
Bruce Willis’ family revealed on social media Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with aphasia and would be retiring from acting.
I too suffer from aphasia and I know just how hard it is to deal with, thankfully mine are temporary episodes of aphasia and they pass.
I am assuming that Bruce’s episodes are not the temporary sort and that is much harder to deal with, especially with a career like his.
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.emmahemingwillis – Instagram
He’s just 67 years old, and yes he has had an amazing life of acting… sadly it is time to say goodbye to that chapter of his life.
As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.emmahemingwillis – Instagram
Aphasia is a condition that is so frustrating, most people with aphasia have suffered strokes or brain injuries.
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.emmahemingwillis – Instagram
It affects both verbal and written words and sometimes you may notice it in my writing here with words that are completely out of place… I try to fix them but my brain is just broken.
Other causes of aphasia can be brain tumors, TIA (aka mini-strokes), seizures, migraines, and other degenerative diseases.
You can learn more about aphasia by reading this article from the Mayo Clinic, it really does impact your life and as a person with this I tend to joke about it, but I am so sorry that someone like Bruce has had it end his career.