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Bruce Willis: Hollywood stars back ‘legendary’ Die Hard actor as he retires after being diagnosed with aphasia | Ents & Arts News

Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars have shown their support for actor Bruce Willis after his decision to retire due to an illness that causes language or speech difficulties.

The Pulp Fiction star, 67, was diagnosed with aphasia, a condition that affected his cognitive abilities and is retiring from acting, her daughter said.

Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris, Seth Green and director M Night Shyamalan were among those who posted messages of support for Willis and his family, celebrating the star’s action-packed career.

Norris, who worked with Willis on Death Wish, described him as “super badass”.

‘He will always be that hero’ on my wall

Shyamalan, who directed the actor in the 2019 superhero thriller Glass, paid tribute to him and sent “love and respect to my big brother Bruce Willis”.

Bruce Willis during a break from filming his film A Good Day to Die Hard in 2012. Photo: AP

“I know his wonderful family surrounds him with support and strength,” he added.

“He will always be that hero on that poster on my wall when I was a kid.”

Willis has starred in hit films including the Die Hard series, Pulp Fiction, Armageddon, Moonrise Kingdom, 12 Monkeys and Looper.

His Deadlock co-star Matthew Marsden called his retirement “sad”, but added that he was “very proud to have worked alongside the great Bruce Willis in one of his last films. is very sad. Caption”.

Seth Green, whose credits include Austin Powers and Scooby-Doo 2, tweeted, “I have so much love for Bruce Willis, and grateful for every character he gave us.

“Hugs and love for the whole family – thank you for sharing it with all of us.”

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Bruce’s daughter Rumer Willis has revealed the star’s aphasia ‘affects his cognitive abilities’

Cheers star Kirstie Alley tweeted: “Awfully sad news. I’m just glad Bruce has such a great support system. Great guy, great actor, great family. A winning combination.”

Condition affecting the actor’s “cognitive abilities”

Breaking the news on social media on Wednesday, the star’s family said it had been a “really difficult time” for them and thanked fans who supported her decision to step back.

What is aphasia?

Aphasia is a condition that affects the cognitive abilities of sufferers with the most obvious speech problems.

People with aphasia can make mistakes with the words they use, perhaps using the wrong word, using the wrong sounds in a word, or putting words together incorrectly.

Most people with aphasia have speech problems and a mixture of problems with writing, reading and possibly listening.

Speech therapy is the main type of treatment for people with aphasia.

In some cases, this can lead to isolation, anxiety and depression.

A stroke is the most common cause of aphasia, but it can also result from severe head trauma, a brain tumor, or progressive neurological disorders, such as dementia.

Aphasia can affect people of all ages, but it is most common in people over 65.

His daughter, Rumer Willis, revealed that Willis’ aphasia “affects her cognitive abilities,” in an Instagram post with a photo of her father.

The statement was signed by the actor’s wife, Emma Heming Willis, 43, his ex-wife Demi Moore, 59, and his five children, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn.

According to the NHS, aphasia is more common in people over 65.