Bruce Willis Diagnosed With Aphasia, Family Announces He Is “Stepping Away” From Acting

Emma Heming Willis / Instagram, Demi Moore / Instagram

Just one week after his 67th birthday, Bruce Willis’ family has made a joint announcement about his health issues.

On March 19, the actor turned 67 and his ex-wife, actress Demi Moore, celebrated with a photo of them next to the caption, “Happy birthday, Bruce! Thankful for our blended family ?”

The pair has three adult daughters together.

Sadly, just one week after everyone celebrated his birthday, the family revealed that Willis had been diagnosed with aphasia, which is a disease where you lose the ability to understand or express speech. It is caused by brain damage and can occur after a head injury, stroke, or brain tumor. 

It is unknown how he got the disease.

Willis’s wife Emma, Demi, and his and Demi’s daughters Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah all posted the same photo of the actor with the same caption revealing the news.

“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,” the caption read. “As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”

The family continued, This 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.”

The post was signed from Emma, Demi, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, as well as his two young daughters with Emma, Mabel, & Evelyn.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bruce and his family. See the announcement below.