Actor Bruce Willis will be stepping away from acting due to a cognitive illness according to reports.
The 67-year-old actor’s family announced the news on social media Wednesday, saying that he has been diagnosed with aphasia.
Aphasia is described as a condition that can “affect your ability to speak, write and understand language, both verbal and written,” according to the Mayo Clinic. It “typically occurs suddenly after a stroke or a head injury. But it can also come on gradually from a slow-growing brain tumor or a disease that causes progressive, permanent damage (degenerative).”
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Willis has been in the movie industry for several decades and is known for his action-packed movies such as Die Hard, Pulp Fiction, The Fifth Element, The Sixth Sense, and Armageddon.
He has also received numerous accolades for his performances including two Emmys and a Golden Globe.
While Willis will no longer be acting, he does have several movies that are scheduled for a 2022 release.