Actor Bruce Willis is “stepping away” from his profession after being identified with aphasia, his household stated on Wednesday.
In a heartfelt Instagram submit, Rumer Willis, the eldest daughter of Demi Moore and Willis, shared that her father’s prognosis “is impacting his cognitive abilities.”
“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,” she wrote, which was additionally signed by different family members: Emma, Demi, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn.
Moore additionally shared the submit on her Instagram web page.
“As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”
Aphasia “is a condition that robs you of the ability to communicate. It can affect your ability to speak, write and understand language, both verbal and written,” in response to the Mayo Clinic.
It mostly arises after a stroke or mind damage, although may come on extra progressively as a result of development of a mind tumor or a degenerative illness.
The household didn’t say what the trigger is in Willis’ case. They wrote that it’s “a really challenging time” for them, however that they’re “moving through this as a strong family unit.”
“As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up’ and together we plan to do just that,” the Instagram submit concludes.
The information comes simply weeks after Bruce Willis celebrated his 67th birthday. Moore shared a photograph wishing Bruce Willis a cheerful birthday on March 19, writing she is “Thankful for our blended family.”