• Bruce Willis must retire
  • He suffers from aphasia
  • His family announces the news on Instagram

Bruce Willis (67) is one of the most successful actors of all time, now he surprisingly has to end his career, as his family announces on Instagram. The Hollywood star suffers from aphasia, a speech disorder that can be caused by a stroke.

Bruce Willis has to retire due to illness

Alongside a photo of Bruce Willis, his wife Emma Hemming-Willis (43) wrote some emotional lines. "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."

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The statement goes on to say: "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."

She ends the post with a quote from her husband: "As Bruce always says, “Live it up” and together we plan to do just that."  It is not clear if and when Bruce Willis will ever come out in public again.

Bruce Willis, who has German roots, was a fixture in Hollywood for decades. He starred in countless action films and starred in the Die Hard films, which was an incredible achievement. But Bruce Willis has also repeatedly made headlines with his private life. From 1987 to 2000 he was married to Demi Moore (59). His daughters Rumer Willis, Scout LaRue Willis, and Tallulah Belle Willis came from the relationship. 

Bruce Willis has been married to British model Emma Heming (43) since 2009. The pair has two daughters together. 

We wish Bruce and his family all the best during this difficult time.