It is always sad when our favourite action stars grow old, get sick and retire from the action.
Hollywood legend, Bruce Willis has joined the list of action stars we will no longer be seeing on screen. The actor is retiring from acting due to an illness.
His family announced his retirement in a joint statement saying:
“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.”
Bruce’s retirement is coming as a result of his being recently diagnosed with Aphasia. According to his family this condition is “impacting his cognitive abilities”.
What is Aphasia?
Aphasia is a medical condition that impedes one’s ability to speak, write or understand language. It makes a person unable to communicate effectively and can sometimes lead to dementia.
Aphasia is caused by head injury, stroke or internal damage to a specific area of the brain that controls language, communication and comprehension.
Therapy can help a patient recover after the cause has been treated, although this may take a long time.
Fans hope Willis recovers and gets on screen at least just one more time.
Bruce Willis made his big break in the 1980’s comedy series “Moonlighting” and the movie “Die Hard”. His career went on for more than 40 years with appearances in top movies like Pulp Fiction, The Sixth Sense, Tears of the sun and others.
Willis has received recognition for his performances in the form of honorary awards. He has won a Golden Globe award, 2 Primetime Emmy Awards and 2 Peoples Choice Awards.