The aphasia Bruce Willis is battling is “stuck” inside his opulent home

Due to aphasia, a degenerative brain disorder that affects speech and communication, Bruce Willis announced this year that he will stop performing. The actor is currently being looked for by his family, especially his wife, Emma Heming Willis.

The 68-year-confirmed old’s diagnosis has been difficult for the Willis family over the past few months, but it has also brought them closer together. Bruce and Emma sold their home in Westchester, New York, and moved to California as a result.

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According to accounts, it appears like Willis is spending much of his time “stuck” in his own head and rarely leaves the house.

Now, the world was astonished to learn that Bruce Willis had been diagnosed with aphasia. The veteran, well-liked actor, who is most known for his work in Die Hard, Pulp Fiction, and The Sixth Sense, among other films, is only 68 years old, but this is his last acting job.

Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

“To all of Bruce’s wonderful supporters, we wanted to let you know that Bruce has been dealing with health concerns and has just learned that he has aphasia, which is affecting his cognitive functioning. Bruce is leaving the career that has meant so much to him as a result of this, and he is doing so with great thought,” the family said in a statement posted on Instagram.


The message read, “This is an extremely difficult moment for our family and we are so grateful for your ongoing love, compassion, and support.” We are dealing with this as a strong family unit, and we wanted to invite his admirers because we are aware of how much you all value him. Live it up, as Bruce usually says, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do. With sincere gratitude, Emma, Demi, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, and Evelyn.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 02: Actor Bruce Willis attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Bruce made his acting retirement official just one week later.

So what actually occurs when someone develops aphasia? Dr. Duane Campbell, Chief of Neurology and Director of the Stroke Center at MedStar Health, described it as a feeling of being “stuck” in an interview with Fox Baltimore.


People feel stuck, which is quite frustrating. I mean, being able to communicate and express yourself is so important to quality of life,” he remarked.

If your families were all present and you could feel what was upsetting you, you would be able to understand what was being said to you. However, this is not the case. It makes me really angry.


yea Effectively, it’s incredibly isolating; it’s as if you speak your own language and nobody else does. That’s quite crippling, then.

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