Bruce Willis quits his acting career after being diagnosed with a devastating brain disorder.
The 67-year-old actor was recently diagnosed with aphasia, a condition that has affected his cognitive abilities.
Breaking the news on social media, the Willis family said it had been a “really difficult time” for them and thanked fans for their “continuing love, compassion and support”.
“To the amazing Bruce supporters, as a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has had health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities,” reads- on in a statement shared on Instagram.
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“As a result and with great consideration, Bruce is stepping away from the career that meant so much to him.
“This is a truly difficult time for our family and we greatly appreciate your continued love, compassion and support.
“We are going through this as a strong family unit and we wanted to bring in his fans 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.”
The post was signed by Emma, Demi, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn.
Bruce rose to fame with films such as Pulp Fiction, Sin City and Armageddon.
He is perhaps best known for his role as sardonic anti-hero John McClane in the 80s blockbuster Die Hard.
The 1988 original grossed over $140 million at the box office and is considered one of the greatest action films ever made.
It spawned a franchise including the sequels Die Hard 2 (1990), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), and A Good Day to Die Hard (2013).
Bruce has been nominated for several awards, including five Golden Globes, of which he won one, and three Primetime Emmys, of which he won two.
In 2006, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles.
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