Bruce Willis retiring from acting due to condition ‘impacting his cognitive abilities’ | Ents & Arts News
Bruce Willis is retiring from acting due to a condition which causes difficulties with language or speech, his daughter has said.
Rumer Willis revealed that the Die Hard star, 67, had been diagnosed with aphasia, which she said is “impacting his cognitive abilities”.
Her Instagram post said: “As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”
The NHS defines aphasia as when “a person has difficulty with their language or speech.
“It’s usually caused by damage to the left side of the brain (for example, after a stroke),” the NHS definition says.
It affects “the four main ways people understand and use language”, in other words reading, listening, speaking and typing or writing.