Bruce Willis is a Hollywood action star who will soon be retiring from the big screens because of a disorder. In the recent films, he got starred in he always had a problem remembering his lines before his family decided to step in and know how to remedy the situation.
They went on to state he has been diagnosed with a cognitive disorder, aphasia, and will be retiring from Hollywood.
In his movies, Survive the Game, Cosmic Sin, and Hard Kill, those working with him knew that all wasn’t okay as he wasn’t himself.
“He was having cognitive problems, they all knew Bruce was having problems,” a source told Page Six of the Pulp Fiction star.
“Everybody knew, the cast and crew. His family has stepped in, they moved in to take care of him,” the insider added.
Willis was using “earpieces, hearing things, for them to feed him the lines,” and “it was increasingly difficult to have him on screen,” the source added.
“It became very apparent that he was having problems,” said the source. “So they’d use body doubles, not just for action [sequences], but for maximizing his screen time.”
The source also added that the crew had to reduce his screen time leaving him with only three days for shooting.
Willis’s family knew they had to step in and at that moment and went on to announce his retirement in a statement.
“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,” adding that he’ll be “stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”
“This is a 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.”
Aphasia is concerned with damage to the part of the brain responsible for language. The disorder affects both reading and writing, as well as speech.
People with aphasia often have to undergo speech therapy to recover.
It’s time for Bruce Willis to leave the big screens and spend more time with his family. We wish them all the best.