Bruce Willis is ‘stepping away’ from Hollywood after being diagnosed with brain disease.
On Wednesday, the Die Hard actor’s wife, Emma Heming, along with ex-wife Demi Moore, and their three adult daughters – Rumer, Scout and Tallulah – all posted a photo of Bruce to their Instagram pages and announced that he suffered from aphasia, which refers to an inability to understand language due to damage to specific brain regions.
“To the amazing Bruce supporters, as a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has had health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities. From this and with great consideration, Bruce takes a step away from the career that meant so much to him,” they said. “This is a really difficult time for our family and we very much appreciate your continued love, compassion and support. We are going through this as a strong family unit and we wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he matter to you, as you do to him.
The announcement concluded, “As Bruce always says, ‘Live it’ and together we plan to do just that.”
In addition to his three daughters with Demi, Bruce also shares nine-year-old Mabel and seven-year-old Evelyn with Emma.
Following the news, many of the 67-year-old’s famous friends posted messages of support on social media.
“Grace and courage! I love you all!” commented Jamie Lee Curtis, while Debi Mazar added, “We love Bruce so much. Sending love to him and your family. Bruce has given us so much! What an amazing career. May he rest and recover.”