“As a result, and after much deliberation, Bruce is leaving the career that meant so much to him,” added a statement signed by Willis’ wife Emma, his ex-wife Demi Moore, and daughters Rumer, Scout, Talul, Meibel, and Evelina.
There has been speculation in recent weeks about Willis’ short-term memory, and he did not attend the Oscar ceremony at the US Academy Award on Sunday in honor of Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film Pulp Fiction. Other stars Samuel Jackson, Uma Tourman and John Travolta took the stage at the Dolby Theater.
During his career in the 1980s, Willis received the Golden Globe and two Emmy Awards.
According to the US National Aphasia Association, the disease is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to perceive language, but does not affect his or her intellectual abilities. Illness affects the ability to speak and understand others. Aphasia is usually caused by a stroke or head injury.
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