Actor and musician Bruce Willis will be retiring from acting, according to his daughter Rumer Willis. Rumer announced that her father was recently diagnosed with aphasia, a cognitive disorder caused by brain damage and affects a person’s ability to communicate.
Bruce is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films like “Die Hard,” “Pulp Fiction,” “The Sixth Sense,” “Armageddon” and many more.
“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,” Rumer wrote on instagram where she announced her father’s health issues and retirement. “As a result of this, and with much consideration, Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”
Rumer continued to state that this is a “really challenging time” for their family and they appreciate all the 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,” Rumer said. “As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up,’ and together we plan to do just that.”