Bruce Willis is retiring from acting following a diagnosis of aphasia, the apex actor’s wife revealed on Instagram Wednesday. Bruce Willis diagnosed with Aphasia. Aphasia symptoms .In the announcement, Emma Hemming Willis revealed that her husband has been experiencing some “health issues’ and ” has been recently diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his ” cognitive abilities”.
Bruce Willis is diagnosed with Aphasia
” as a result of this and with much consideration, Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him” Emma captioned the post. ” This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of you 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.”
Fans flooded the post with messages of support for the award winning actor, who’s entertainment career spans decades. sending love and positive thoughts. He is amazing, and you too. Bruce Willis diagnosed with Aphasia
Willis, who was formerly married to Demi Moore, is dad to five kids: Rumer, Scout, Evelyn, and Mabel. The Emmy away- winning actor rose to fame with his lead role in Moonlighting among other roles. His acting career comes to an end after five decades.
While fans are sad to hear of his retirement from acting, they are thinking of the actor as he prioritizes his health amid his aphasia diagnosis.
Aphasia and its Symptoms
Aphasia is a disorder that impacts the expression and understanding of language after damage to portions of the brains, according to the National institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders . It generally develops as a result of acute trauma such as stroke or head injury. but patients can also experience aphasia following progressive neurological disease.
Around 180,000 people are diagnosed with aphasia each year and are usually those age 65 and older, the National Aphasia Association reports. Symptoms tend to come on progressively and can include speaking sentences that don’t make sense, speaking in short or incomplete sentences. Those with aphasia may also experience difficulty with writing or reading.
There are two broad categories of aphasia: fluent and non- fluent , but the most common type is Broca’s , a subset of non fluent aphasia. Those with Broca’s aphasia struggle with speech out put and writing, but may be able to read. Complete recovery from aphasia is rare if the symptoms last longer than two or three months, but some people continue to improve over the years with speech therapy, the National Aphasia Association.
While Willis’ family hasn’t disclosed the type of aphasia he has his family revealed that they are moving through this with as a “strong family unit’ and are appreciative of support from loved ones and fans.
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