If you’re waiting for the next piece of cinematic goodness from Bruce Willis, it’s going to be a while. His daughter, Rumer, broke the news that her dad will be “stepping away” from his film work to concentrate on his health after being diagnosed with aphasia.
What’s that? Aphasia is a “language disorder” that results from damage to the part of the brain that controls language. Basically, those affected have difficulty “communicating effectively with others.” The severity of the disorder can vary depending on which parts of the brain have been affected. In this case, the family admits his “cognitive abilities” have also been affected – though they’re not saying to what degree.
Can he get better? Sure, but it’s not likely that we’ll ever see him on the big screen again. According to Rumer’s post – which was a group effort signed by Bruce’s current wife Emma, ex-wife Demi, as well as Rumer, Scout and Tallulah (his daughters with Demi) plus Mabel and Evelyn (his daughters with Emma): “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.” Best to them all.
Source: CBS News