Bruce Willis has stepped away from acting after he was diagnosed with aphasia, his family said.
Aphasia is when a person has difficulty with their language or speech, according to the health Authorities.
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Willis is Hollywood royalty, having appeared in more than 70 films throughout his high-flying acting career.
His family shared identical posts on Instagram: “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.
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“As Bruce always says, “Live it up” and together we plan to do just that. Love, Emma, Demi, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, & Evelyn.”
Willis got his lucky break on the off-Broadway stage in the 1970s.
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