The man we remember as being unbreakable, is human just like all of us: At 67 years old, Bruce Willis now suffers from Aphasia, a disease that impacts all your cognitive abilities, and essentially renders you unable to take care of yoursef little by little. More specifically, it is a brain disorder that affects your ability to understand and recall language in all forms. The disease usually stems from a brain tumor or a stroke - but at this point it is not known if Bruce Willis suffered from either. All we have is a lenghy statement from Demi Moore:
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.
Bruce Willis: Was He Sick for a Long Time?
It's long been rumored that Bruce Willis wasn't doing too well, since his last string of movies were all serious b-movies. People have suggested that this is due to Bruce no longer being able to handle larger productions, but wanting to make some money for his family before he has to call it quits. Of course, Demi Moore's statement confirms all these suspicions, but it doesn't make it any less sad. A sober reminder of our mortality.
Well, all that's left to write is hoping that Bruce takes this in stride, and that he manages to deal with it as well as possible. Certainly a wild week for news on our favorite actors.