Bruce Willis to step back from acting following Aphasia diagnosis

Bruce Willis to step back from acting following Aphasia diagnosis

Die Hard actor Bruce Willis says he will step back from the movie scene following his diagnosis with aphasia.

Willis' family took to Instagram, where his wife Emma Heming-Willis and ex-wife Demi Moore announced his condition today.

In the post they said the condition is "impacting his cognitive abilities".

"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.

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


Aphasia is a condition that impedes a person's ability to speak and write.

The 67 year old starred in films such as the Die Hard franchise, The Sixth Sense and even made a cameo in the hit TV sitcom Friends, where he played Rachel's boyfriend.

Image: Die Hard Screen capture