In the post, he revealed that his father was suffering from aphasia that interfered with his cognitive abilities.
“To Bruce’s incredible supporters, as members of the family, we would like to announce that our beloved Bruce is suffering from health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is affecting his cognitive abilities,” wrote Rumer Willis.
“So with much deliberation, Bruce chose to step down from a career that meant a lot to him,” continued the princess.
In the same upload, Rumer Willis also expressed his gratitude to the fans who have been supporting his father’s career.
“These are very challenging times for our family, and we greatly appreciate all of your love, affection and support,” he wrote.
“We’ve all been through this together as a strong family unit. We want to share this with the fans because we know how much Bruce means to you and vice versa. Bruce always says, ‘Live it up’. And we will be together. do that,” he added.
Bruce Willis started his career as an actor in the 1980s through a number of films, such as The Verdict. His name started to explode when he starred in Moonlighting with Cybill Shepherd and starred in Die Hard in 1988.
Throughout his career, Bruce Willis was nominated five times at the Golden Globes and took home one trophy for his acting in Moonlighting, and three times for an Emmy Award. He won two trophies, one for his role in Moonlighting and another for his guest appearance on Friends.
According to WebMD, aphasia is a communication disorder that makes it difficult for a person to use spoken or written words. It occurs due to damage to the part of the brain that processes language, usually from a stroke, trauma, or other neurological disease.
Symptoms of aphasia can include:
- Difficulty speaking
- Difficult to use the right words or terms
- Often use the wrong word
- Difficulty understanding the interlocutor
- Difficulty writing
- Speak in short or simple sentences
“People with aphasia may have difficulty speaking and finding the right words. They may also have problems understanding conversation, reading and understanding the written word, writing words, and using numbers,” writes WebMD.
The condition of aphasia can be helped to get better through talk therapy. A therapist will find ways how the sufferer can communicate more effectively with his limitations.
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