The Pulp Fiction star steeped away from his career due to his aphasia diagnosis, a condition that affects the ability to comprehend or formulate language because of damage to specific brain regions. It is mostly caused by a stroke or traumatic injury.
The news of Bruce Willis’ retirement was initially shared on the social media by his daughter Rumer, who wrote, “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.
“As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”
Willis’ career in film has been an impressive one. Best known for his roles in the iconic films Die Hard, Pulp Fiction, and Sixth Sense, among others, this actor’s impact in the world of film is a huge one.
It was during the early 1980s that Willis, who was a promising actor determined to find his place under the Hollywood sky, got a couple of uncredited roles on screen.
In 1985, young Willis auditioned for the role of David Addison in the ABC television series Moonlighting with other 3,000 people who wanted the role but it was Willis who got it. That was his big breakthrough.
At the time the series was canceled, Willis was already a famous name in the industry. He was getting offers and found love with fellow actress Demi Moore whom he married in 1987.