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I am sad to report Bruce Willis is stepping away from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia. 

Aphasia is a language disorder caused by brain damage that affects a person’s ability to communicate. 

Bruce’s family posted a joint statement on social media on Wednesday to share the sad news. 

The statement reads: 

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. 

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

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.

Love,

Emma, Demi, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, & Evelyn

See the original statement posted on Bruce’s daughter, Rumer Willispage below.

I am so saddened by this news. 

Not only is Bruce Willis a Jersey native like myself, but he’s also one of my most favorite actors. 

I’m sending him much hometown love and prayers.